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Ten Longest Bridges in the World

10. 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

• 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
• 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

• The bridge is owned by the state of California, and is

maintained by Caltrans, the state highway agency.
8. 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
• 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
6. 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
• The Vasco da Gama Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte Vasco
da Gama), 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
• 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.

• 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,

2. Donghai Bridge
• Donghai Bridge (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
• 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

• The southern terminus of the Causeway is in Metairie,

Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The northern
terminus is at Mandeville, Louisiana