Did you know that most of the 5 longest bridges in the world are in China; bearing testimony to China’s thirst for all that is big and great. All of the 5 longest bridges were also constructed in the last decade alone pointing to the success of new engineering abilities in use today.
The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China
The bridge is 164.8 KM long, located between Shanghai and Nanjing. It is meant for a high speed rail, across the Yangtze River delta, all the way from Danyang to Kunshan.
It was opened officially on 2011, after a construction process which took 4 years, costing about 8.5 Billion dollars. It holds the Guinness world record as the longest bridge as of June 2011.
Tiajin Grand Bridge, China
The bridge is 113.7km long running between Langfang and Qingxian part of the Beijing -Shanghai railway. It is the second longest bridge in the world, as recorded by the Guinness world record in 2011. It runs between the towns Langfang and Qingzian, its main location being Hebei town in Tianjin. It took four years to complete.
This viaduct is a part of the Zhengzhou-Xi’an high speed railway. It is 79.7 KM long, crossing the Wei River twice, and several other rivers, and other transport passes. It has been standing the longest bridge since its completion in 2008, but was surpassed by two others after their construction in 2010. It was officially opened on 2010. It is also meant for high-speed rail.
This overpass was completed in January 2000. It is 55km long, and 27metres wide. It was designed by Jean Muller (USA). It does not cross a big water mass in most of its length. It only crosses over the Bang Pakong River, and it is open for road traffic.