Longest Suspension Bridges of the World

April 15, 2011

For our readers, we have compiled a list of all the longest suspension bridges in the world and arranged it on the basis of their longest span. Read the list and you will praise these marvels of human engineering.

A suspension bridge is defined to be as a bridge in which the load bearing portion named as deck is hung below by suspension cables on vertical suspenders.To elaborate this definition further, look at the picture below and you will understand what it meant more clearly.

Following is the list compiled of the longest suspension bridges in the world.

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge:

Name: Akashi Kaiky? Bridge

Built: 1998

Longest Span: 1,991 meters (6,532 feet)

Location: Japan

Xihoumen Bridge:

Name: Xihoumen Bridge

Built: 2007

Longest Span: 1,650 meters (5,413 feet)

Location: China

Great Belt Fixed Link:

Name: Great Belt Fixed Link

Built: 1998

Longest Span: 1,624 meters (5,328 ft))

Location: Denmark

Runyang Bridge:

Name: Runyang Bridge

Built: 2005

Longest Span: 1,490 meters (4,890 feet)

Location: China

Humber Bridge:

Name: Humber Bridge

Built: 1981

Longest Span: 1,410 meters (4,626 feet)

Location: England

Jiangyin Suspension Bridge:

Name: Jiangyin Suspension Bridge

Built: 1999

Longest Span: 1,385 metres (4,544 feet)

Location: China

Tsing Ma Bridge:

Name: Tsing Ma Bridge

Built: 1997

Longest Span: 1,377 metres (4,518 feet)

Location: Hong Kong

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge:

Name: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Built: 1964

Longest Span: 1,298 meters (4,260 feet)

Location: USA

Golden Gate Bridge:

Name: Golden Gate Bridge

Built: 1937

Longest Span: 1,280.2 m (4,200 feet)

Location: USA

Yangluo Bridge:

Name: Yangluo Bridge

Built: 2007

Longest Span: 1,280 meters (4,200 feet)

Location: China

Hoga Kusten Bridge:

Name: Hoga Kusten Bridge

Built: 1997

Longest Span: 1,210 metres (3,970 ft)

Location: Sweden

Mackinac Bridge:

Name: Mackinac Bridge

Built: 1957

Longest Span: 1,158 meters (3,800 feet)


Huangpu Bridge:

Name: Huangpu Bridge

Built: 2008

Longest Span: 1,108 meters (3,324 ft)

Location: China

Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge:

Name: Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge

Built: 1988

Longest Span: 1,100 meters (3,609 ft)

Location: Japan

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge:

Name: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge

Built: 1988

Longest Span: 1,090 meters (3,270 feet)

Location: Turkey

Balinghe Bridge:

Name: Balinghe Bridge

Built: 2009

Longest Span: 1,088 meters (3,570 feet)

Location: China

Bosphorus Bridge:

Name: Bosphorus Bridge

Built: 1973

Longest Span: 1,074 meters (3,524 feet)

Location: Turkey

George Washington Bridge:

Name: George Washington Bridge

Built: 1927

Longest Span: 1,100 meters (3,500 feet)

Location: USA

Third Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge:

Name: Third Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge

Built: 1999

Longest Span: 1,030 meters (3,379 feet)

Location: Japan

Second Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge:

Name: Second Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge

Built: 1999

Longest Span: 1,020 meters (3,346 feet)

Location: Japan

25 de Abril Bridge:

Name: 25 de Abril Bridge

Built: 1966

Longest Span: 1,012.88 meters (3038.64 feet)

Location: Portugal



  • A-lieu

    All these bridges are safe? Does any one check their safety regularly?

  • Dragon

    the one I’d worry about is the Balinghe Bridge in china