Top 5 longest bridges in the world

It is always amaze me what people can build. So in any country I visit I try to find some interesting constructions – buildings, bridges, towers.

Do you know what is longest bridge in the world now? Here is the list of top 5 longest bridges in the world at this moment. I didn’t see them yet, but love to see one day.

#5 Beijing Grand Bridge

Located  in Beijing and it is a 29 miles (48 kilometers) long railway viaduct on the Beijing–Shanghai high-speed railway.

#4 Bang Na Expressway

Burapha Withi Expressway (official name of highway) in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bang Na Expressway, Bangkok, Thailand

Bang Na Expressway, Bangkok, Thailand

It was considered longest bridge in the world until 2010, but was excluded from the list because it doesn’t cross any water (except Bang Pakong River) of the most of its length. But still it is great 34 miles (54 kilometers) long structure.

#3 Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge

Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge, China

Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge, China

When The Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge was completed in 2008 it was the longest bridge in the world, but it was holding that title only for two years. The bridge is 49.5 miles (80 kilometers) long. It is part of high speed railway connecting Zhengzhou and Xi’an.

#2 Tianjin Grand Bridge

Tianjin Grand Bridge, China

Tianjin Grand Bridge, China

Tianjin Grand Bridge is also a railway viaduct bridge as most bridges on this list. The bridge is recorded in Guinness World Records book as second longest bridge in the world in year 2011. The length of the bridge is 71 miles (114 kilometers).

#1 Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge

Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China

Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China

And the longest bridge in the world for today is Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge. It was opened last (2011) year and it is 102 miles (165 kilometers) long and it crosses the second longest Tianjin Grand Bridge viaduct.

p.s. it is so hard to find right pictures of these bridges. May be it is because they are relatively new.