25 Longest Bridges In The World

Posted by , Updated on November 19, 2018

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Trying to determine the longest bridge in the world is no easy task. In the past several years there have been numerous “measurement wars” fought over the length of Earth’s longest bridges. The primary reason for this is that it’s hard to define what exactly constitutes a bridge. Does it have to be over water? Are elevated roadways bridges? What if only part of the bridge is over water? Although these are legitimate questions if you are competing for a Guinness World Record, for our purposes we will not discriminate against any particular type of bridge. So with that said, these are the 25 Longest Bridges In The World.

25

Saratov Bridge

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The Saratov Bridge across the Volga River in Saratov, Russia, was the longest bridge in the Soviet Union upon its inauguration in 1965. Its length is 2,803.7 meters, and it connects Saratov on the right (west) bank of the Volga, with the city of Engels on the left (east) bank. In 2008, a new bridge was being built and in 2009 a second part was completed and opened, making the new total length of 12,760 meters.

24

Jubilee Parkway

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The Jubilee Parkway is a pair of parallel concrete viaduct bridges that carry Interstate 10 across Mobile Bay from the George Wallace Tunnel on Blakeley Island in Mobile, Alabama, eastbound to Spanish Fort/Daphne, Alabama. Sadly the bridge was witness to one of the largest multi-car accidents in 1995, killing one person and injuring ninety. 

23

Confederation Bridge

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The Confederation Bridge is a bridge spanning the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick, Canada. It has been referred to as the longest bridge in the world to span a body of ice during winter months. Interesting fact – drivers only have to pay a toll to leave the island. 

22

President Bridge

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The President Bridge is a truss bridge that crosses over the river Volga in Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, connecting the city of Ulyanovsk with the east side of the Ulyanovsk Oblast. It is the second longest bridge in Russia, and one of the longest bridges in Europe with a length of 19.98 kilometres. The bridge holds up to 40,000 vehicles per day. 

21

Bhumibol Bridge

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Also known as the Industrial Ring Road Bridge, Bhumibol is part of the 13 km long Industrial Ring Road connecting southern Bangkok with Samut Prakan Province. The bridge crosses the Chao Phraya River twice, with two striking cable-stayed spans of lengths of 702 m and 582 m supported by two diamond-shaped pylons 173 m and 164 m high. In 2009, it was named after King Bhumidol Adulyadej because according to tradition, all bridges that run on the Chao Phraya in Bangkhok are named after members of the Royal Family. 



Photo: Featured Image - Michel Rathwell via flickr, Bridge PEI, CC BY 2.0, 1. By MNXANL - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link, 2. xiquinho silva, Tianjin, CC BY 2.0, 3. shutterstock, 4. Navin Rajagopalan, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway 2011, CC BY-SA 2.0 , 5. Melanie Commander Thibodaux, Manchac Bridge, CC BY 3.0 , 6. Glabb, Hangzhou Bay Bridge South, CC BY-SA 3.0 , 7. Wang Huasheng, Bushes in Runyang Bridge Park, CC BY 3.0 , 8. JulyYu, Donghai Bridge-3, CC BY-SA 2.0 , 9. N509FZ, West section of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (20180902174105), CC BY-SA 4.0 , 10. N509FZ, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge near Tung Chung (2018908111736), CC BY-SA 4.0 , 11. By Nyx Ning, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link, 12. Liujinguang, Jintang Bridge-2, CC BY-SA 2.0 , 13. By Ole Bendik Kvisberg - Flickr: Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, CC BY 2.0, Link, 14. Staeiou, 6th October Bridge, CC BY-SA 3.0 , 15. Jinho Jung on Flickr, Incheon bridge (1), CC BY-SA 2.0 , 16. Timothy E Baldwin via flickr, Aerotrain test track, CC BY-SA 2.0, 17. F H Mira, Vasco da Gama Bridge, CC BY-SA 2.0 , 18. https://pixabay.com/en/permian-kama-river-bridge-741869/ (Public Domain), 19. Marufish from Alor Setar, Malaysia, Penang Bridge in extension, CC BY-SA 2.0 , 20. Jorge Andrade, Rio-Niterói Bridge, Brazil (13), CC BY 2.0 , 21. By Mike Behnken - Bhumibol Bridge (สะพานภูมิพล) - Bangkok, CC BY 2.0, Link, 22. shutterstock, 23. Michel Rathwell via flickr, Bridge PEI, CC BY 2.0, 24. By Brent Walker from Marietta, GA, USA - originally posted to Flickr as Between the Bridges, CC BY 2.0, Link, 25. U.Steele, Saratov Bridge, CC BY-SA 3.0

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