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10 Largest Suspension Bridges in the World

来源:listphobia 作者: 时间:2008-12-09 Tag:suspension   bridge   点击:

What amazes me most is how mankind has managed to erect such amazing architectures over the history of time. Ranging from the Taj Mahal of India to the Pyramids of Egypt, everything is a wonder.

Compiled below is a list of the 10 largest suspension bridges in the world which provide the best examples of human technology and man power combined together.

The list goes on in descending order, starting from the longest suspension bridge span.

1. Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge

Akashi-Kaikyō is the largest bridge till date located in Japan. It was built in 1998 and serves a main span of 1991 meters.

2. Great Belt Bridge

The runner up to the largest of all is the Great Belt Bridge located in Denmark. It was also built in 1998 and serves a main span of 1650 meters. It is also known as the Storebælt Bridge.

3. Runyang Bridge

The Runyang Bridge in China is the 3rd Largest with a main span of 1490 meters. It was built in 2005.

4. Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge in UK served as the longest bridge from 1981 until 1998 until it was over-taken in length by other bridges. It boasts a main span of 1410 meters.

5. Jiangyin Bridge

The Jiangyin Bridge in China holds the position of 5th largest suspension bridge in the world. It was built in 1981 and serves a main span of 1385 meters.

6. Tsing Ma Bridge

The Tsing Ma bridge in Hong Kong is the largest bridge to be carrying road and rail traffic. It has a main span of 1377 meters and was built in 1997.

7. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

The Verrazano-Narrows in USA was the largest from 1964 until 1981. It serves a main span of 1298 meters.

8. Golden Gate Bridge

The very well-known Golden Gate Bridge also in USA served as the largest from 1937 until 1964. It has a main span of 1280 meters.

9. Yangluo Bridge

The Yangluo bridge in China shares the exact same main span of the Golden Gate but comes down in the list because it was built in 2007.

10. Mackinac Bridge

The last but not the least is the Mackinac bridge also in USA with 1158 meters of main span. It was built in 1957.

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