List of tallest bridges in the world

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The list of the world's tallest bridges ranks bridges around the world by the height of their structure. The structural height of a bridge is the maximum vertical distance from the uppermost point of a bridge, such as the top of a bridge tower in a suspension bridge, down to the lowest visible point of a bridge, where its piers emerge from the surface of the ground or water. Structural height should not be confused with deck height, which measures the maximum vertical drop distance from the bridge deck (the road bed of a bridge) down to the ground or water surface beneath the bridge span. A separate list of the world's highest bridges ranks bridges by deck height.

The rankings of the world's tallest and highest bridges differ in part because some of the highest bridges are built across deep valleys gorges. The Sidu River Bridge in Hubei Province of China is a suspension bridge that spans a deep river gorge. The bridge's two towers, built on either rim of the gorge, are not tall enough for the bridge structure to be counted among the world's tallest, but thanks to the depth of the river gorge, the deck height of the Sidu River Bridge is at least 496 m (1,627 ft), making the bridge the highest in the world. The Millau Viaduct, a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Tarn River Valley in southern France, is a bridge that is both tall (in structural height) and high (in deck height). The viaduct's bridge deck soars 270 m (890 ft) above the valley floor, making the bridge the tenth highest in the world. Unlike the Sidu River Bridge, tallest of the Millau Viaduct's towers (also referred to as mast pylons) is planted in the valley floor and gives the Millau Viaduct a maximum structural height of 343 m (1,125 ft), making it the tallest bridge in the world.


#NameHeight of bridge structureLongest SpanTypeOpenedLocationCarriesRemarks
ViaducdeMillau.jpg1Millau Viaduct343 metres (1,125 ft)342 metres (1,122 ft)Cable-stayed2004 France - MillauMotorway
Bridge to Russky Island.jpg2Bridge to Russky Island320.9 metres (1,053 ft)1,014 metres (3,327 ft)Cable-stayed2012 Russia - VladivostokExpresswayWorld's longest cable stayed bridge span
Sutong Bridge-2.jpg3Sutong Bridge306 mCable-stayed2008 People's Republic of China - ChangshuMotorway
Akashi Bridge.JPG4Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge298.3 mSuspension1998 Japan - KobeMotorway
Stonecutters Bridge 3.jpg5Stonecutters Bridge298 mCable-stayed2009 Hong Kong - Hong KongExpressway
Allure of the Seas under the Storebaelts bridge.jpg6Great Belt East Bridge254 mSuspension1998 Denmark - SlagelseMotorway
Edong Bridge.jpg7E’dong Bridge242.5 mCable-stayed2010 People's Republic of China - HuangshiExpressway
Incheon Bridge under construction.jpg8Incheon Bridge230.5 mCable-stayed2009 South Korea - IncheonMotorway
Golden Gate Bridge at sunset 1.jpg9Golden Gate Bridge227.4 mSuspension1937 United States - San FranciscoMotorway
Zolotoy Rog Bridge .jpg10Zolotoy Bridge (Russian)226 m64 mCable-stayed2012 Russia - VladivostokExpressway
12Foresthill Bridge223 mconcrete1973 United States - AuburnRoad
13Tatara Bridge220 mCable-stayed1999 Japan - ImabariRoad
14=Pont de Normandie215 mCable-stayed1995 France - Le HavreExpressway
14=Runyang Bridge215 mSuspension2005 People's Republic of China - JiangsuExpressway
14=Third Nanjing Yangtze Bridge215 mCable-stayed2005 People's Republic of China - NanjingExpressway
17Verrazano Narrows Bridge211.3 mSuspension1964 United States - New York CityMotorway
18Xihoumen Bridge211 mSuspension2008 People's Republic of China - Zhoushan ArchipelagoRoad
19Tsing Ma Bridge206 mSuspension1997 Hong Kong - Hong KongRoad/railway
20Ting Kau Bridge201.6 mCable-stayed1998 Hong Kong - Hong KongRoad
21Mezcala-Solidaridad Bridge200 mCable-stayed1993 Mexico - Mártir de CuilapanMotorway[citation needed]
22Oresund Bridge203.5 mCable-stayed2000 Sweden/ Denmark - Malmö/CopenhagenMotorway/railwayThe pillars are in Sweden
23Ada Bridge202 mCable-stayed2008-2011 Serbia - BelgradeRoad/light railway
24Huangpu Bridge201 mCable-stayed2008 People's Republic of China - GuangzhouRoad
25Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge200 m1988 Japan - Sakaide
Ponte25Abril1.jpg26Ponte 25 de Abril190.5 m1966 Portugal - LisbonMotorway/railway
27Europabrücke190mConcrete1963 Austria - TirolMotorway
Bridge on the Yangtze River in Anqing Anhui China-2.jpg28 [1]Anqing Bridge185 metres (607 ft)510 metres (1,670 ft)Cable-stayed2004 People's Republic of China - AnhuiExpressway
28Höga Kustenbron180 mSuspension1997 Sweden - KramforsRoad
29Kochertalbrücke178 mConcrete1979 Germany - Geislingen, Baden-WürttembergMotorway
30George Washington Bridge184.1 mSuspension1931 United States - Fort Lee, New JerseyMotorway
31Kao-Ping Hsi Bridge183.5 m2000 Taiwan- Kaohsiung[citation needed]
32Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge174 m2005 United States - Charleston, South CarolinaExpressway
33Mega Bridge173 m2006 Thailand - Bangkok
34Can Tho Bridge171 mCable-stayed2010 Vietnam - Can Tho & Vinh LongMotorwayLongest cable-stayed bridge in South East Asia
35Rama VIII Bridge170.4 m2002 Thailand - BangkokRoad
36Baluarte Bridge169mCable-stayed2012 Mexico - Sinaloa / DurangoMotorway
37Bosphorus Bridge169 mSuspension1974 Turkey - IstanbulMotorway
38Mackinac Bridge168.2 mSuspension1957 United States - MichiganMotorway
39Grenland Bridge166 m1996 Norway - PorsgrunnRoad
40Port Mann Bridge163 mCable-stayed2012 Canada - Surrey, British ColumbiaRoad
41Humber Bridge162 m England - Kingston upon HullRoad
42San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (West)160.3 m1936 United States - San FranciscoMotorway
433rd Tacoma Narrows Bridge155.5 m2007 United States - TacomaMotorway
44=Alex Fraser Bridge154 m1986 Canada - Delta, Greater Vancouver
44=Suez Canal Bridge154 mcable-stayed2001 Egypt - El QantaraRoad
46Zhanjiang Bay Bridge153.4 m2006 People's Republic of China - Zhanjiang
47Skarnsund Bridge152 m1991 Norway - Mosvik
48Forth Road Bridge150.1 msuspension1964 Scotland - EdinburghMotorway
491st Tacoma Narrows Bridge150 m1950 United States - Tacoma, WashingtonMotorway
50=2nd Tacoma Narrows Bridge150 m1950 United States - TacomaMotorway
50=Surgut Bridge150 mCable-stayed2000 Russia - SurgutRoadWorld's longest single-pylon cable-stayed bridge span

See also


  1. ^ Anqing Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved on 5 Semptember 2012.

Other references are, as a principle, located in the articles about the bridges.