A bridge in ordinary words defined as a physical structure that connects two sides of an obstacle like a valley, or water like a sea, or it also connects many cities or villages in different urban areas of the world as it is also used to the short distance between two places and therefore provide faster traffic service so to fulfill this requirement there are many longest bridges in the world.
With different shapes and designs in which some bridges are used for the only train but some are used for ordinary traffic so these bridges are built according to requirements, materials as well as the situation.
So there are many amazing and long bridges in the world which are in different countries of the world but according to reports, it is been concluded that most numbers of long as well as biggest bridges in the world are located in China so it is also known as the country of bridges.
So here is the list of the top 10 longest bridges in the world in 2023.
10: Runyang Bridge
Runyang Bridge is built in China the country of the longest bridge in the world, is also known as the longest bridge due to its length this bridge was also built on the river Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province this country an interesting fact about this bridge is that it links two points on this one is Zhenjiang which is on the south bank and other is on the north Yangzhou bank of the river.
Construction of this bridge was started in early 2000 and completed in almost 5 years in 2005 and total cost of this bridge is about 700 million dollars then opened for use in 2005 same year of completion it is the longest bridge in the world so its length is 35.66 kilometers so it takes almost 40 minutes to drive to cross this.
9: Hangzhou Bay Bridge
Hangzhou Bay Bridge is also the longest bridge in the world that is also located in China that has most of the longest bridges in the world as it connects the municipalities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang province.
This bridge was completed in 2007 so after the completion of this bridge a grand opening ceremony was also held in the same year this bridge opened for the public in 2008 after a year of its completion as this bridge proved a blessing for the public because The bridge shortened the highway travel distance between Ningbo as well Shanghai from 400 km to 180 km and reduced travel time from 4 to 2 hours so total length of this bridge is about 35.68 kilometers.
8: Yangcun Bridge
Yangcun Bridge is also the longest bridge in the world and is also built in China it also has many more big and longest bridges in the world this bridge was completed in 2007 as this bridge was built to accommodate high-speed trains as this was opened in 2008 in August and has the record for fastest train track of the world which has about 350 km per hour.
So due to this bridge, has also reduced the distance between people by 30 to 70 minutes so according to reports the second phase of this bridge was also completed this year so this is also included in the list of longest bridges in the world due to length which is about 35.8 kilometers.
7: Manchac Swamp Bridge
Manchac Swamp Bridge is also one of the longest bridges in the world which is built in the United States in Louisiana so it is one of the longest bridges on the water too so The bridge carries Interstate 55 over the Manchac Swamp in Louisiana, and represents one-third of the highway’s approximately 66 miles in Louisiana as this bridge was opened for public in 1979.
It consisted of 40 minutes of drive so it cost of this bridge is about 7 million dollars per mile so it is the longest toll-free bridge in the world. The total length of this bridge is about 36.69 kilometers and the longest bridge of that time as this is also a twin concrete trestle bridge.
6: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is another longest bridge which is sometimes only called the Causeway is causeway composed of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, United States.
So there are two bridges in this country which are called as longest bridges ever so when it was built it was included in the Guinness Book of the World record due to its length because it was the longest bridge of that time so this bridge is supported by 9500 pilings.
The proposal to build this bridge was given early in the 20th century but started after many years of this so the length of this bridge is about 38.35 kilometers therefore still on the list of longest bridges after 47 years.
5: Beijing Grand Bridge
Beijing Grand Bridge is another longest in the country which developed itself most in the world instead it has the most population in the world this bridge was also built for the fast movement of trains and was completed in 2010 but it was opened in 2011 after a year of its completion as it is the high-speed bridge of train.
So it is mainly built o accommodate high-speed trains so this bridge is located in the most beautiful city of China which is known as Beijing, therefore, the name of the city also includes its name. The total length of this beautiful bridge is more than 48 kilometers therefore included among the longest bridges in the world.
4: Bang Na Expressway
Bang Na Expressway is also the longest bridge which is located in Thailand officially Burapha Withi Expressway is a 55 km long six-lane elevated highway in Thailand. So it also connects the national highway of this country it is also a 27-meter-wide bridge that was completed in 2000 and one of the longest bridges of that time because many longest bridges were built after this bridge.
So there are two toll plazas it has twelve lanes as it is the fruit of a mixture of engineers from Asia and America who did so much hard work on this therefore it was the longest bridge till 2010 as the length of this bridge is about 55 kilometers known as the longest bridge too.
3: Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge
Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge is also one of the longest bridges which are also in China is a part of the Zhengzhou–Xi’an High-Speed Railway which connects Zhengzhou and Xi’an, in China so this country has the most number longest bridges and is in the top 10 longest bridges 7 are of this country. This bridge crosses the Wei River two times instead of this river also crosses many highways, railways as well as highways in this country.
This bridge was completed in 2008 therefore at that time it was the longest bridge in the world but this was opened for public service in 2010 after two years of its completion so the total length of this bridge is about 79.7 kilometers and placed on third rank for longest bridges.
2: Tianjin Grand Bridge
Tianjin Grand Bridge placed in 2nd position in longest bridges in the world as this is also in China which has the longest bridges in the world so this is also one of the bridges which have been written their name in the Guinness Book of the World Records because it was the second longest bridge of the world due to its length so its length is more than 100 kilometers which are 113 kilometers and also in only two bridges which have length more than 100 kilometers.
It was completed in 2010 but opened for public service in 2011 after a year due to complete verification of this bridge this is also a high-speed railway track because this country has also railway tracks in the world too.
1: Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge
Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge is also the longest bridge in the world placed 1st rank in this list of longest bridges of the world this bridge is also located on the railway line between Shangai and Nanjing it also crossed over many lakes, and canals as well as rivers.
It passes through the northern edges of population centers (from west to east) beginning in Danyang, Changzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou, ending in Kunshan and also there is a 9-kilometer section of this bridge that is over the open water.
It was completed in 2010 but opened in 2011 as this bridge took 10,000 people which work for four years to complete this master, therefore, the longest bridge in the world has a length of more than 164 kilometers that wrote its name in the Guinness Book of World Records due to its length which is most in the world in 2011 so still longest in the world.