Largest Bridges in the World

This article presents the 20 longest bridges in the world, in terms of length, listed in descending order.

Portugal appears in the list in 16th place, with the Vasco da Gama Bridge

Portugal appears in the list in 16th place, with the Vasco da Gama Bridge

According to its length, the longest bridge, the Danyang-Kunshan Bridge, is located in Shanghai, China, and corresponds to a 164.8-kilometer long viaduct on the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed ​​Line. This bridge began to be built in 2006 and was inaugurated on June 30, 2011. Also in China, the Tianjin Bridge occupies the second place on the podium, totaling 113.7 kilometers in length. Its opening took place on the same day as the longer bridge, as both are part of the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed ​​Line. The podium ends with a bridge in Thailand that is 55 kilometers long, the Bang Na highway.

Portugal appears in the list in 16th place, with the Vasco da Gama Bridge, which connects Montijo and Alcochete to Lisbon and Santarém, with 17.18 kilometers in length. In fact, it should be noted that the only two longest bridges in the world present in Europe are located in Portugal and Russia (Kama Bridge).

It is also important to realize that of the 20 bridges presented, eight are located in China and four in the USA, that is, it is in these two countries that more than 50 percent of the largest bridges in the world are located.

# Bridge name Length Opening Parents
1 Danyang-Kunshan Bridge 164.8 km 2011 China
2 tianjin bridge 1137.7 km 2011 China
3 bang na 55 km 2000 Thailand
4 Lake Pontchartrain Bridge 38.42 km 1956 USA
5 Manchac Swamp Bridge 36.71 km 1979 USA
6 Hangzhou Bay Bridge 35.57 km 2008 China
7 Runyang Bridge 35.66 km 2005 China
8 Donghai Bridge 32.5 km 2005 China
9 Shanghai Transrapid Line 30 km 2004 China
10 Atchafalaya Basin Bridge 29.29 km 1973 USA
11 Qingdao Haiwan Bridge 26.7 km 2011 China
12 Jintang bridge 26 km 2009 China
13 Chesapeake Tunnel Bridge 23 km 1964 USA
14 Incheon Bridge 21.38 km 2009 South Korea
15 October 6th Bridge 20.5 km 1996 Egypt
16 Vasco da Gama Bridge 17.18 km 1998 Portugal
17 Kama Bridge 13.96 km 2002 Russia
18 Penang Bridge 13.5 km 1985 Malaysia
19 Rio de Niteroi Bridge 13.29 km 1974 Brazil
20 Bhumibol Bridge 13 km 2006 Thailand

Countries in the World

There were 195 countries in the world.  Focusing on countries that start with the letter “Y,” there are several nations that fit this criterion. Notable examples include Yemen and Zambia. Each of these countries has its own unique characteristics, cultural heritage, and contributions to the global community. Yemen, situated in the Middle East, has faced significant challenges, including political instability and humanitarian crises. Zambia, located in southern Africa, is known for its diverse landscapes, including the Victoria Falls, and its peaceful transition to independence in 1964. These countries starting with the letter “Y” contribute to the global mosaic of nations in various ways.