25 Longest Bridges In The World

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.


Rio–Niterói Bridge


President Costa e Silva Bridge, commonly known as the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, is a box girder bridge located at Guanabara Bay, in the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It connects the cities of Rio de Janeiro and the municipality of Niterói. It is currently the longest prestressed concrete bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the sixth longest in the world. It was originally named President Costa e Silva Bridge but rarely is it called that today.


Penang Bridge


Penang Bridge is a dual carriageway toll bridge connecting George Town on the island of Penang and Seberang Prai on the mainland of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula. The total length of the bridge is 13.5 km (8.4 mi), making it the longest bridge in Malaysia and the fourth-longest in Southeast Asia. Up until 2014, it was the only connection between the peninsula and the island.


Kama Bridge


The Kama Bridge is a bridge on the highway R239 near Soroch’i Gory settlement in Tatarstan, Russia. It is a part of the longest bridge structure in Russia if measured by the total length of elevated roadway. The bridge is part of the longest artificial road structure in Russia. It’s considered very important because it’s part of a highway that connects the towns and cities of Kazan, Christopol, Bugulma, and Orenberg.


Vasco da Gama Bridge


The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and range views that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It’s the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of 17.2 km (10.7 mi). The bridge also has six lanes of traffic (soon to be eight when there is more traffic) and 75 mph speed limit.


Aérotrain Test Track

aerotrain test track

Although it has fallen out of use, the Aérotrain Test Track was where the French Aérotrain high speed rail was being tested in the 1970’s. Despite portions of the extensive track having been demolished, it is still visible today.

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