With technology being updated every day and many alloy for construction Being discovered, bridge construction has changed drastically.
At over 4,000 feet long, the Golden Gate Bridge today does not even register on any list of longest bridges in the world.
Below is the list of Top 8 longest bridges in the world today.
1. Danyang kunshan grand bridge
The Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge is a 169-kilometre-long viaduct on the Beijing–Shanghai high speed railway and It is the world’s longest bridge.
Construction started in 2006 and was finished in 2010 and opened on 30 June 2011. Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge operates between Shanghai, the financial capital of China, and Nanjing, a neighboring city with a metro area lording over 30 million souls.
2. Changhua-Kaohsiung Viaduct (516,000) ft
The bridge is part of the Taiwan high speed rail network that runs up and down the west coast of the island.
Built in 2004, it was the world longest bridge untill 2010, also one of the rebellious polity’s finest achievements of any kind.
An amazing fact is that it was built with Japanese technology by Taiwan engineers.
3. Cangde Grand Bridge (380,000 ft)
Also part of the Beijing-Shanghai high speed railway project, it was also completed in 2010.
The bridge was built to be earthquake proof and has about 3,100 piers.
4. Tianjin Grand Bridge (373,000 ft)
It was completed in 2010 but officially opened in 2011, it is one of the aforementioned bridges in the world. Tianjin, the fourth largest city in China, is located along the coast and in between Beijing and Shanghai.
5. Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge (261,000 ft)
This massive bridge manages to cross the Wei River twice, and is a part of the Zhengzhou-Xi’an high speed Railway megaplex.
The bridge was completed in 2008, and it held the title of longest bridge in the world before being surpassed by a couple of other bridges in 2010.
6. Bang Na Expressway (177,000 ft) Bang Na, officially the Burapha Withi Expressway was the world longest bridge from the time of its completion in 2000 until 2004. It connects Bangkok as a toll road and was built by a consortium of Thai, German, American, and Swedish interests and is the longest roadway in the world today.
7. Beijing Grand Bridge (158,000 ft)
The massive Beijing Grand Bridge is part of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway project, was completed in 2010. It only serves the city of Beijing and its suburbs.
8. Lake Pontchartrain causeway (126,000 ft).
The Causeway was completed in 1969 and held the world record for the longest bridge over water until 2011. The Causeway connects Metairie, an immediate suburb of New Orleans to Mandeville, in what is commonly referred to as the North Shore.
Bridge construction has taken a great turn over the years, with different engineers striving to register their trade mark in bridge construction. We hope this article was useful and informative.