Ten Longest Bridges In World

Here is a list of the ten longest bridges in the world with pictures and descriptions. Those beautiful photos are showing to us that there are no borders and everything is reachable.

10. Seven Mile Bridge

Seven Mile Bridge

The Seven Mile Bridge, in the Florida Keys, runs over a channel between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Strait, connecting Key Vaca (the location of the city of Marathon, Florida) in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. Among the longest bridges in existence when it was built, it is one of the many bridges on US 1 in the Keys, where the road is called the Overseas Highway.

9. San Mateo-Hayward Bridge

San Mateo Hayward Bridge

The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge (commonly called San Mateo Bridge) is a bridge crossing California’s San Francisco Bay in the United States, linking the San Francisco Peninsula with the East Bay. More specifically, the bridge’s western end is in Foster City, the most recent urban addition to the eastern edge of San Mateo. The eastern end of the bridge is in Hayward. The bridge is owned by the state of California, and is maintained by Caltrans, the state highway agency.

8. Confederation Bridge

confederation bridge

The Confederation Bridge (French: Pont de la Confédération) is a bridge spanning the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick, Canada. It was commonly referred to as the “Fixed Link” by residents of Prince Edward Island prior to its official naming. Construction took place from the fall of 1993 to the spring of 1997, costing $1.3 billion. The 12.9-kilometre (8 mi) long bridge opened on 31 May 1997.

7. Rio-Niteroi Bridge

Rio Niteroi Bridge

The Rio-Niteroi Bridge is a reinforced concrete structure that connects the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi in Brazil.
Construction began symbolically on August 23, 1968, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in their first and thus far only visit to Brazil. Actual work begun in January, 1969, and it opened on March 4, 1974.
Its official name is “President Costa e Silva Bridge”, in honor of the Brazilian president who ordered its construction. “Rio-Niteroi” started as a descriptive nickname that soon became better known than the official name. Today, hardly anyone refers to it by its official name.

6. Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge

The Penang Bridge (Jambatan Pulau Pinang in Malay) E 36 is a dual-carriageway toll bridge that connects Gelugor on the island of Penang and Seberang Prai on the mainland of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula. The bridge is also linked to the North-South Expressway in Prai and Jelutong Expressway in Penang. It was officially opened to traffic on September 14, 1985. The total length of the bridge is 13.5 km (8.4 miles), making it among the longest bridges in the world, the longest bridge in the country as well as a national landmark. PLUS Expressway Berhad is the concession holder which manages it.

5. Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge

The Vasco da Gama Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte Vasco da Gama, pron. IPA: [‘põt(?) ‘va?ku d? ‘g?m?]) is a cable-stayed bridge flanked by viaducts and roads that spans the Tagus River near Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), with a total length of 17.2 km (10.7 mi), including 0.829 km (0.5 mi) for the main bridge, 11.5 km (7.1 mi) in viaducts, and 4.8 km (3.0 mi) in dedicated access roads. Its purpose is to alleviate the congestion on Lisbon’s other bridge (25 de Abril Bridge), and to join previously unconnected motorways radiating from Lisbon.

4. Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (commonly known as the Bay Bridge) is a major dual-span bridge in the U.S. state of Maryland; spanning the Chesapeake Bay, it connects the state’s Eastern and Western Shore regions. At 4.3 miles (7 km) in length, the original span was the world’s longest continuous over-water steel structure when it opened in 1952. The bridge is officially named the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge after William Preston Lane, Jr. who, as governor of Maryland, implemented its construction.

3. King Fahd Causeway

The King Fahd Causeway is multiple dike – bridge combination connecting Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and the island nation of Bahrain.

King Fahd Causeway Bridge

A construction agreement signed on July 8, 1981 led to construction beginning the next year. The cornerstone was laid on November 11, 1982 by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of Bahrain; construction continued until 1986, when the combination of several bridges and dams were completed. The causeway officially opened for use on November 25, 1986.

2. Donghai Bridge

Donghai Bridge

Donghai Bridge (simplified Chinese: ????; traditional Chinese: ????; pinyin: D?ngh?i Dàqiáo; literally “East Sea Grand Bridge”) is the longest cross-sea bridge in the world and the longest bridge in Asia. It was completed on December 10, 2005. It has a total length of 32.5 kilometres (20.2 miles) and connects Shanghai and the offshore Yangshan deep-water port in China. Most of the bridge is a low-level viaduct. There are also cable-stayed sections to allow for the passage of large ships, largest with span of 420 m.

1. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, or the Causeway, consists of two parallel bridges that are the longest bridges in the world by total length.[2] These parallel bridges cross Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana. The longer of the two bridges is 23.87 miles (38.42 km) long. The bridges are supported by over 9,000 concrete pilings. The two bridges feature bascule spans over the navigation channel 8 miles (13 km) south of the north shore. The southern terminus of the Causeway is in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The northern terminus is at Mandeville, Louisiana.

97 thoughts on “Ten Longest Bridges In World”

  1. Thx Andersh. Ya, I just saw a National Geographic on the Storebæltsbroen (Great Belt in english), which connects Sweden to Denmark. Since it was only completed in 1998, perhaps thats why it isn’t on this list. I would definately recommend having this bridge on the Top 10 Longest bridges, since it has the 3rd longest main span (1.6km) in the world, even if the total length is only 10 miles.

  2. I’ve crossed the Rio-Niteroi bridge many times, and it’s spectacular, especially at night. But I can’t believe this list did not include the Interprovincial Bridge that connects Cotnam Island in Ontario with Morrison Island in Quebec (Canada). The pilings alone took two years to install and when the bridge was completed in 1968 the grnad opening was attended by the Queen and Prince Philip.

  3. ach, the marvels of the European engineering genius!! wonderful. my favorite is definitely vasco de gama, but also the bridges we built in saudi arabia and elsewhere are pretty impressive.

  4. I live on Prince Edward Island and the Confederation bridge is STILL called the “fixed link” by both islanders and residents of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.Having been on the bridge many many times,I can assure you that the view is incredible from the aerial photographs,but the sides of the bridge are so high you cannot see anything except concrete unless youre riding in a high-sided vehicle.The 12.9 km structure was completed in May 1997 and carries two lanes of traffic.It is the worlds longest bridge over ice covered waters.

  5. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge named, described, and shown IS the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge (aka the Chesapeake Bay Bridge or just “Bay Bridge”) and is located completely in Maryland. It connects Anne Arundel County to Queen Anne’s county on the eastern shore of Maryland. NOWHERE in the listing does it state that the bridge shown is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, which is a completely different structure in Virginia.

    I assume that the authors of this post MEANT to describe the Bay Bridge-Tunnel, but found information on the shorter Bay Bridge in Maryland, which was one of the longest bridges at the time it was built. All of you people bitching about the information being wrong, YOU ARE WRONG. Everything described is correct, from the name to the length to the location in the state of Maryland. You are thinking of a completely different Bridge-Tunnel complex that is further south and connects the mainland of Virginia to the Virginian part of the Delmarva peninsula.

    http://baybridge.com/ –William Preston Lane Jr Memorial Bridge (Chesapeake Bay Bridge) in MARYLAND

    http://www.cbbt.com/ –Lucius J. Kellam Jr. Bridge-Tunnel (Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel) in VIRGINIA

  6. Years ago I had the un-fortune of being part of and accident on the San Mateo bridge, just off the high rise heading west. I won’t go into detail, but I was driving an old Plymouth Volare wagon (a medium-sized “tank”) and after it was all over, I was the only one that drove away. We shut down the bridge for about 45 minutes (what a claim to fame). Cal Trans and CHP, though were like right on it and did an extraordinary job sorting out the mess.

    At the moment, I don’t live in the Bay area, but when I visit I occasionally use that bridge. It is a good avenue to cross from the east bay to the peninsula without going down into San Jose then back up.

  7. This list should include a few more Louisiana Bridges, the Manchac Swamp bridge which is 23 miles long, Atchafalaya Basin Bridge which is 18.2 miles long, and the I-10 bridge over the Bonnet Carre Spillway. That would make Louisiana with four of the longest bridges in the world with the Causeway the LONGEST. The causeway even has its own police force to manage traffic. This list should also include the more bridges from china and other top ten bridges around the world.

  8. I live in Maryland and i was in Maryland when i cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.The Bay Bridge-Tunnel is in Virginia.I cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge every time i go out of MD state.

  9. it is so nice bridges that peaple has done so beautiful 😛 hi workers all of u has done good 😮 thats so nice 😀 too 🙂 😉 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  10. 🙄 😯 if you have the video showing total construction phase of any briedge mention, plz send it to me or its link.

    Fahad Anwar 😥

  11. Two different bridges: Chesapeake Bay Bridge – MD and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel- VA. Look it up.

  12. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge –

    some of you are right the “Bay Bridge Tunnel” is 17.6 miles and is located in VA, but there is a bridge in northern Maryland that connects the eastern shore to the western shore which is the william preston lane jr bridge. There are two bridges connected from the eastern shore – The bay bridge, at the top of the peninsula, and the bay bridge tunnel, at the bottom of the peninsula.

  13. im shock…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


  14. WOW these are good hey dears can you give the website or any technical information about these Bridges that how they construct?

    thanks and thanks

  15. thanks for the info brought to me by this site though it didn’t answer my question of what is the longest bridge in the world ‘coz thelist of bridges are not arranged on how i expect them to… 😐

  16. The Bay Bridge is in MD. the bridge that connects to north hmpton is totaly different. This i know because one i live in MD and frequent the bridge to visit my cousin in Princess Anne and 2!!! i go to school in Hampton, VA and that bridge is the James River Bridge!

  17. 💡 you should mention the name of the construction company along with the cost of the project and span of time to finish these projects

  18. these bridges are the most amazing bridges i`ve seen… but i would like 2 see more of the longest bridges.. 🙄

  19. …by the by, the Burapha Withi Expressway is 54,000 meters (180,000 ft) long and has six lanes, and it’s in Bangkok, Thailand, and unless we’re excluding bridges with rail-only access, there’s the Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge in China. It connects Zhengzhou and Xi’an and is 79,732 metres (261,590 ft) long.


  20. i´ve been on the 5th largest bridge of the world and the largest on europe (ponte vasco da gama in lisbon) and i think it really is large and beutifull!!!

  21. The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge should be on this list, yeah?! 18.2 miles long, moss, cypress trees, alligators 🙂

  22. go to number 1 that is the longest bridge 😉 😐 😡 😈 🙂 😯 🙁 🙄 😛 😳 😮 :mrgreen: 😆 💡 👿 😥 8) ➡ 😕 ❓ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗ ❗

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