Which bridges are among the 10 largest bridges in the world? The top 10 heralds a building in Saudi Arabia or Bahrain.
Places 10 to 6
10th place: The “King Fahd Causeway” is a 25 km long bridge, which was built in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The “König-Fahd-Damm”, as it is called in the German language, is a combination of dam and bridge connection.
9th place: Between Lafayette in Louisiana and Baton Rouge (USA) there is a 29.29 km long bridge that leads across the Atchafalaya Basin. This bridge is two – parallel – slab bridges, which were made of reinforced concrete.
8th place: The “Donghai Daqiao” is 32.5 kilometers long and is located in China. It was the first Chinese pier; Construction started in June 2005 – the bridge was opened at the end of 2005. Today the Chinese bridge connects the coast of Shanghai with the Luchao port.
7th place: Over the Hangzhou Bay (China) is the “Hangzhou Bay Bridge” with a length of 36 kilometers and connects the cities of Shanghai and Ningbo. The six-lane bridge is also the longest sea bridge that has ever been built.
6th place: The sixth longest bridge in the world is located in Louisiana (USA). Overall, this structure has a total length of 36.7 kilometers.
Places 5 to 3
5th place: The “Lake Pontchartrain Bridge” leads over the so-called Lake Pontchartrain in the state of Louisiana (USA). The bridge is 38.37 kilometers long.
4th place : The “Great Bridge of Beijing” measures 48.143 kilometers and at the same time forms the high-speed route between Shanghai and Beijing. The translation of the bridge takes around 20 minutes (operating speed).
3rd place: The longest girder bridge in the world – which is in 3rd place in the ranking – is in Thailand. The “Bang Na Expressway” measures 54 kilometers.
The top 2
2nd place: The “Great Bridge From Tianjin” has an unbelievable length of 113.7 kilometers and is regarded as another high-speed route between Shanghai and Beijing.
1st place: With a fabulous length of 164.8 kilometers, the “Great Bridge of Danyang-Kunshan” or “Pinyin Danyang-Kunshan da qiao” is the longest bridge in the world. The railway viaduct is also a high-speed line between Beijing and Shanghai. The bridge was built – to a large extent – from prefabricated parts. The bridge itself lies between Nanjing and Shanghai (eastern China) – better said in Jiangsu. The route was opened on June 30, 2011; the cost was $ 8.5 billion.