Top 10 Tallest Bridges in the World

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012. | Tallest


The bridge has a function as a transportation link and also a masterpiece of construction that can be made in the pride of the country where the bridge is located. This is a list of the tallest bridge in the world.

10. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Named after the famous Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano, this bridge has a tower 693 feet high and has a central span of 4260 feet (1298 m). Built 1964 to 1981, is the world’s largest suspension bridge. This bridge connects Brooklyn with Staten Island and has played an important role in the development area is the Big Apple

9. Le Pont de Normandie

Le Pont de Normandie

Le Pont de Normandie

The Bridge is located in France, length of 2800 feet, with a height of 165 meters above the water surface above the River Seine. At completion, the construction costs reached 465 million dollars

8. Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge

In addition to its famous Petronas Towers are the tallest buildings in the world belong, Malaysia boasts the Penang Bridge (the locals call it Pulau Penang bridge) as one of the intension of building a national structure Malaysia. Regarded as the world’s third longest bridge, the Penang bridge stands 8.4 km above the water, has four towers that stands 101.5 meters and stretches 13.5 km from Prai on the mainland Malaysia to Gelugor in Penang Island. It took 40 years from initial conception to be realized, and officially opened in 1985. Now the bridge that serves more than 70,000 people per day and remains a source of pride for Malaysia

7. Tatara Bridge

Tatara Bridge

Tatara Bridge

Tatara Bridge connecting the Japanese islands of Honshu and Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea and is known to have the longest range of the cable bridge in the world. Has a height of 220 meters (up to a tower of steel) and has a central span of 890 meters. Japan’s amazing bridge was opened in 1999. This bridge builds in just 6 years old with an amazing construction

6. The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge

This elegant suspension bridge has appeared in numerous novels, performances, and Hollywood movies. Has a height of 227.4 meters and connects the city of San Francisco and Marin County. Despite facing a backlash and lawsuits, construction of the bridge was completed in 1937. This facilitated the rate of economic growth in the city and the surrounding area. Architecture and grandeur had been embedded in the hearts of all people, not just local residents, American, but everyone in the world.

5. The Great Belt Fixed Link

The Great Belt Fixed Link

The Great Belt Fixed Link

This Bridge is the highest European and connecting the islands of Zealand with Funen in Denmark great belt. Completed in 1998, has a height of 254 m and consists of a road, a railway tunnel and a box girder bridge. The term “Great Belt Bridge” is usually classified into a suspension bridge. As in the case of construction of major bridges, development has opened the way for better business in the area. This bridge is most expensive project on Denmark, which is DKK 21.4 billion

4. New River Gorge Bridge

New River Gorge Bridge

New River Gorge Bridge

Another major bridge in America is the New river gorge bridge, altitude 267 meters above a river (the river’s name is the New River) More than 17,000 cars cross the bridge every day and is considered the tallest vehicle bridge in America. The New River Gorge Bridge is the longest steel bridge before the Millau Viaduct in France, the bridge is now also used for sports like rappelling or base jumping at the Fayette County festival

3. Akashi Kaiky Bridge

Akashi Kaiky Bridge

Akashi Kaiky Bridge

Its altitude of 298.3 meters, lies above the upper Akashi Strait and connects the city of Kobe on the island of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island. Completed in 1998, this is the longest bridge in the world category of a suspension bridge, with a central span of 1991 meters

2. Royal Gorge Bridge

Royal Gorge Bridge

Royal Gorge Bridge

The Bridge is 321 meter above the Arkansas River. This is the highest bridge in the U.S., the world’s highest suspension bridge. Located near Canon City, Colorado, the bridge is completed in 1929, with a length of 384 meters, a width of 5 meters and width depending on the tower 46 meters high. This bridge has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was built primarily for tourism purposes

1. Millau Viaduct

Millau Viaduct

Millau Viaduct

Located at an altitude of 343 Meters and was named tallest bridge in the world, located in France, the bridge is very impressive even when at its height measuring almost a little to match the Empire state building, has a very solid structure and awesome even been included in the edition of National Geographic Channel ” Megastructure “, in direct inaugurated by French President Jacques Chirac and has become a pride for the French state


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