Top 10 Longest Bridges in the World

The 10 longest bridges in the world are engineering marvels. They allow people to safely get from one place to another more easily than if these bridges did not exist. In some cases, these bridges make this type of direct travel from one place to another possible at all.

Seven Mile Bridge

This bridge in Florida is located between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Strait. This Florida Keys Bridge links Key Vaca which is in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. It is actually referred to as the Overseas Highway and is one of the longest bridges in the US and the world.

San Mateo-Hayward Bridge

This bridge is located in California and is another US representative on the list of the world’s longest bridges. It links the San Francisco Peninsula to the East Bay to cross San Francisco Bay. The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge is owned by the state of California.

Confederation Bridge

This bridge in Canada crosses the Abergweit Passage located in the Northumberland Strait. It connects Price Edward Island with New Brunswick. This bridge has also been called the Fixed Link by many of the nearby residents.

Rio-Niteroi Bridge

This bridge finds its home in Brazil. As the name suggests, this bridge links Rio de Janeiro with Niteroi. Although the name listed above is the more common name, the official moniker of this bridge is the President Costa e Silva Bridge. It was given this name to honor the president of Brazil who was responsible for its construction.

Penang Bridge

This bridge is found in Malaysia and links Gelugor in Penang Island to Seberang Prai on the Malay Peninsula. This lengthy bridge is also connected to the Jelutong Expressway in Penang as well as the North-South Expressway in Prai. This bridge is 8.4 miles long and the longest so far on this list.

Vasco da Gama Bridge

Even longer than the Penang Bridge is the Vasco de Gama Bridge in Portugal. It is a cable bridge that crosses the Tagus River. How much longer is this than the Penang Bridge? The Vasco de Gama Bridge is a remarkable 10.7 miles long.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

This bridge in Maryland is officially known as the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge. It was named after the governor of Maryland who was responsible for its construction.

King Fahd Causeway

You will find this bridge in Saudi Arabia linking Khobar with Bahrain. The King Fahd Causeway is a dike-bridge.

Donghai Bridge

The Donghai Bridge in China is known for being the longest bridge in the world that crosses a sea. Its length is an astounding 20.2 miles. It links Yangshan Port to Shanghai.

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

This bridge is located in Louisiana is comprised of two bridges that run parallel to each other. Combined, the two bridges measure 23.87 miles in length. This bridge links Metairie in the south and Mandeville in the north. It is definitely the longest bridge here and makes you wonder just how much longer a bridge can get.

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