There are longest bridges all around the world which determine that these bridges are the world’s beautiful architecture which never fails to inspire the ancient times. These structures cross the waterways and valley within a short distance and help in reducing the traveling time. People build bridges with new designs, materials, and lengths. So here we have different countries which have unique and amazing bridges which are built according to the requirements and faster traffic service.
Bang Na Expressway, Thailand
At the first position comes Bang Na Expressway which is situated in Bangkok, Thailand. The bridge has a total of six lanes and is 54 km long. It is considered as the longest bridge in the world and it links between Chalerm Maha Nakhoon to Bang Pakong. The bridge took 1,800,000 cubic meters of concrete to build the bridge. It is a toll road which runs above National Highway route 34, which is owned by the Expressway Authority of Thailand.
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, US
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is a bridge which is located in Southern Louisiana in the US and is around 38.4 km long. It is considered as one of the oldest bridge that was built in 19th century with 9500 piling of concrete. It links with Metairie to Mandeville, where the tolls generate $16 million annually. The total budget of 2015-2016 is $22.3 million and bond balance is $43 million. This bridge has been listed in Guinness World Records in the year 1969 for the longest bridge over the water in the world.
Manchac Swamp Bridge, US
Manchac Swamo Bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. This bridge is a twin trestle concrete which carries I-55 road and is 36.60km long. Previously this place was haunted by Loup-garou and a Voodoo princess. It represents the piles which were driven 250 feet beneath the swamp and with the total cost of $7million per mile. It really very safe to drive over the bridge.
Vasco Da Gama, Europe
Vasco Da Gama Bridge is 17km long and is known as the longest bridge in Europe which was opened in 1998 and makes a superb curvature of engineering which comes with supporting pillars which cost around 1 billion US dollars. It is a cable-stayed bridge which transverse the River Tagus in Portugal and is the second crossing built across the river. Vasco Da Gama is the ninth longest in the world.
Penang Bridge, Malaysia
Penang Bridge is 13.5 km long toll bridge which flows from the highway in the state of Penang, Malaysia. This bridge is well known as the second longest bridge in Malaysia and 5th longest in Southern Asia with the total length of 8.4km. Before 1970, there was no bridge built so the travelers travel from Butterworth and George Town. Later after the suggestion of 2nd PM Tun Abdul Razak and CM Lim Chong Eu they started to build the bridge. It was announced in 1981, that the bridge is constructed using the cable-stayed concrete in the similar style of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
King Fahd Causeway, Saudi Arabia
The Bridge is named after the King Fahd Causeway which covers 4 lanes and is total 8 km long. It took 15 long years to construct the bridge in 1986. The construction cost was $1.2 billion which holds the significance between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. It was built by Dutch contractor and financed by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia where King Fahd is the operator. It quite amazing to visit this bridge and see the curve in the middle of the causeway.
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Rio NiteroiBridge, Brazil
The longest bridge in the southern hemisphere is Rio Niteroi Bridge that connects the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi in Brazil. It is the sixth longest in the world. The bridge was constructed by a consortium of Brazilian companies. The bridge is 13.2 km long which was built from 1974 to 1985 and is second only to Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.
Third Mainland Bridge
The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges which connect Lagos Island to the mainland, Eko and Carter bridges. The bridge is 11.8km long and was built and opens in the year 1990 by President Ibrahim Babangida. This bridge has no tolls and it serves high vehicular traffic on weekdays. A new construction is reopened with 8 Lanes Bridge which experienced a new look from the previous one. The bridge is painted with the colour of Nigeria green, white, and few other colors.
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