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The Longest Bridge In The World

The bridge is a structure that is purposely built to cross the chasm or obstacles such as rivers, valleys, railroads and highways. The bridge was built so that the pedestrians, the driver of the vehicle or train can cross these barriers. But there are many types of bridges are of course different in terms of both structure and strength to the construction costs.

History is quite old bridge in conjunction with the communication link / transport between humans and between humans and the natural environment. Sorts and shapes and materials used have changed with the progress of time and technology, ranging from the simple to the sophisticated construction.

Bridge types by function, location, and construction materials and structure type now has undergone rapid development in accordance with the progress of time and technology, ranging from the simple to the sophisticated construction. The following is a list of the longest bridge in the world.
  • Yangluo Bridge, China

Has a main span of 1,280 meters long, Yangluo Bridge is one of the longest bridges in the world are located in China. Bridge Yangluo built on the Yangtze River in the area of Wuhan, Hubei, China, as part of the Highway G70 Fuzhou-Yinchuan. Construction began on November 4, 2003, new Yangluo Bridge opened to the public on December 26, 2007, and approximately 70 years after the Golden Gate Bridge was unveiled in the US.
  • Golden Gate Bridge, United States

The Golden Gate Bridge is arguably the most popular bridges in the world. Golden Gate Bridge stretching over the Golden Gate strait in the US state of California has a bright red color that looks striking though viewed from a distance. Unfortunately, the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge a little tarnished by his reputation as one of the most popular suicide location in the world. Because of the high rate of suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge, the local government and then put up the nets rescuers under the bridge and attached to suicide prevention telephone numbers at many points of the bridge.
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, United States

The title of the next longest suspension bridge fell to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the City of New York, United States. Compared to other super long suspension bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was recorded as one of the oldest. By the middle of the span length reaches 1,298 meters, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was crowned as the longest suspension bridge in the world when completed in 1964. The reputation was finally broken in 1981 with the establishment of the Humber Bridge in England.
  • Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong

Tsing Ma bridge stretches over the Strait to connect the island of Ma Wan Ma Wan and Tsing Yi in the middle of Hong Kong. Tsing Ma name itself is derived from the combined name of Tsing Yi Island and Ma Wan are connected.

Is one of the largest suspension bridges, the most beautiful, and most modern in the world. Long Tsing Ma Bridge spans the middle reaches 1,377 meters with a width of approximately 41 meters. With a width of the load 6 Tsing Ma Bridge roadway for cars and two railroads and two special traffic lanes at the bottom. When the strong winds, the highway in the top of the Tsing Ma Bridge will be closed. However, roads and railway lines in the lower part can still be used.
  • Jiangyin Bridge, China

The bridge was designed to mark the 50th anniversary of the Chinese revolution in 1947. Construction of the bridge began in 1994. Engineering, manufacturing and construction of the bridge was completed in less than three years. The bridge was opened on 28 September 1999.

Stretching in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, Jiangyin Bridge has a main span of 1,385 meters long. Jiangyin Bridge, located in the province of Jiansu connecting the northern and southern regions separated by the Jiangyin Yangtze River. The bridge is also part of Highway G2 Beijing-Shanghai in China.
  • Humber Bridge, England

Humber Bridge which is located in Kingston, England officially opened to traffic on June 24, 1981 is the fifth longest bridge in the world. Humber bridge empties into the river Trent and Ouse south between Barton-upon-Humber and north Hessle, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

Bridge building design was originally started in 1930, and revised in 1955. Construction of the bridge along the 1,410 meter (4,626 feet) is quite protracted due to lack of funding and political problems until it finally opened on June 24th 1981.
  • Runyang Bridge, China

Runyang Bridge is a major bridge across the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province, China. This bridge is part of the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway.

Runyang bridge has a length of approximately 1,490 meters (4,888 feet) and is the fourth longest bridge in the world.
  • Great Belt Bridge, Denmark

Great Belt Bridge is part of the Great Belt Fixed Link that connects the island of Zealand and Funen in Denmark. This bridge extends over the Great Belt Strait to provide land transportation infrastructure as an alternative sea route. Length of the Great Belt Bridge spans the middle reaches 1,624 meters and recorded as the longest outside Asia.

The establishment of the Great Belt Fixed Link Bridge Great Belt fairly successful in reducing travel time to cross the Great Belt strait. In the past, it takes approximately 1 hour to cross by ferry, now, the time that it takes only about 10 minutes.
  • Xihoumen Bridge, China

Xihoumen bridge was the largest suspension bridge built in Zhoushan Islands, off the coast of China. The entire bridge was completed in December 2007 together with the Jintang Bridge. The opening date was postponed due to ship collision on 16 November 2009, which ruined most of the Bridge. Finally opened to traffic after the testing period on December 25, 2009. This bridge is the second longest bridge in the world with a length of 1,650 meters (5,414 feet). The bridge was built by Zhejiang province, at a cost of 2.48 billion yuan (about US $ 363 million).
  • Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge also known as the Pearl Bridge, is the longest bridge in the world with a length of 1,991 meters (6532 feet). Located in Japan and completed in 1998. The bridge connects the city of Kobe on the mainland of Honshu and Iwaya on Awaji Island by crossing the Akashi Strait. This bridge is also part of the Honshu-Shikoku Highway.

Before the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, people used the ferry to cross the Akashi Strait in Japan. This is a dangerous waterways because of frequent cloudy and thunderstorms. In 1955, two ferries sank in the strait hit by a storm, killing 168 people. Finally, the public urged the Japanese government to develop a plan to build a suspension bridge across the strait. The bridge was opened to traffic on 5 April 1998.
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