List of tallest bridges

This list of tallest bridges includes bridges with a structural height of at least 200 metres (660 ft). The structural height of a bridge is the maximum vertical distance from the uppermost part of a bridge, such as the top of a bridge tower, to the lowermost exposed part of the bridge, where its piers, towers, or mast pylons emerge from the surface of the ground or water. Structural height is different from deck height, which measures the maximum vertical distance between the bridge deck (the road bed of a bridge) and the ground or water surface beneath the bridge span. A separate list of highest bridges ranks bridges by deck height.

Structural height and deck heightEdit

The difference between tall and high bridges can be explained in part because some of the highest bridges are built across deep valleys or gorges. For example, (as of 8 February 2020) the Duge Bridge is the highest bridge in the world, but only the tenth tallest. This bridge spans a deep river gorge. The bridge's two towers, built on either rim of the gorge, are 269 m (883 ft) tall, but due to the depth of the river gorge, the deck height of the Duge Bridge is 565 m (1,854 ft).

The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge that is both tall (in structural height) and high (in deck height). The tallest Millau Viaduct tower is situated near the valley floor, which gives the viaduct a structural height of 336.4 m (1,104 ft), and a deck height of 270 m (890 ft) above the valley floor. The Millau Viaduct is (as of 8 February 2020) the tallest bridge, but only the twenty-sixth highest bridge in the world.

CompletedEdit

Photo Rank Name Structural height Longest span Type Opened Country Place Carries
  1 Millau Viaduct 336.4 metres (1,104 ft)[1] 342 metres (1,122 ft) Cable-stayed 2004   France Millau Expressway
  2 Pingtang Bridge 332 metres (1,089 ft) 2×550 metres (1,800 ft) Cable-stayed 2019   China Pingtang, Guizhou Expressway
  3 Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge 322 metres (1,056 ft)[2] 1,408 metres (4,619 ft) Cable-Suspension 2016   Turkey Istanbul Rail transport
+ Expressway
  4 Russky Bridge 320.9 metres (1,053 ft) 1,104 metres (3,622 ft) Cable-stayed 2012   Russia Vladivostok Expressway
  5 Sutong Bridge 306 metres (1,004 ft) 1,088 metres (3,570 ft) Cable-stayed 2008   China Changshu Expressway
  6 Stonecutters Bridge 298 metres (978 ft) 1,018 metres (3,340 ft) Cable-stayed 2009   Hong Kong Hong Kong Expressway
  7 Chishi Bridge 288 metres (945 ft)[3] 380 metres (1,250 ft) Cable-stayed 2016   China Yizhang County Expressway
  8 Akashi Kaikyō Bridge 282.8 metres (928 ft) 1,991 metres (6,532 ft) Suspension 1998   Japan Kobe Expressway
  9 Yi Sun-sin Bridge 270 metres (890 ft)[4] 1,545 metres (5,069 ft) Suspension 2012   South Korea Yeosu Road
  10 Duge Bridge 269 metres (883 ft) 720 metres (2,360 ft) Cable-stayed 2016   China Guiyang (Guizhou) Expressway
  11 Nansha Bridge
(East span)
267 metres (876 ft) 1,688 metres (5,538 ft) Suspension 2019   China Dongguan (Guangdong) Expressway
  12 Jingyue Bridge 265 metres (869 ft) 816 metres (2,677 ft) Cable-stayed 2010   China Jingzhou Expressway
  13 Second Wuhu Yangtze River Bridge 262.48 metres (861.2 ft) 806 metres (2,644 ft) Cable-stayed 2017   China Wuhu, Anhui Expressway
14 Nizhou Waterway Bridge 260 metres (850 ft) 1,688 metres (5,538 ft) Suspension 2019   China Dongguan and Guangzhou
22°53′6.4″N 113°33′46.4″E / 22.885111°N 113.562889°E / 22.885111; 113.562889
Expressway
  15 Yachi River Bridge 258.2 metres (847 ft) 800 metres (2,600 ft) Cable-stayed 2016   China Guiyang (Guizhou)
26°50′53″N 106°08′13″E / 26.8480°N 106.1369°E / 26.8480; 106.1369 (Yachi River Bridge)
Expressway
16 Jiayu Yangtze River Bridge [zh] 255 metres (837 ft) 920 metres (3,020 ft) Cable-stayed 2019   China Jiayu County, Hubei
30°03′07.0″N 113°59′05.0″E / 30.051944°N 113.984722°E / 30.051944; 113.984722 (Jiayu Yangtze River Bridge)
Expressway
17 Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge 254.9 metres (836 ft) 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) Suspension 2019   China Wuhan (Hubei)
30°30′24″N 114°15′24″E / 30.50667°N 114.25667°E / 30.50667; 114.25667 (Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge)
Expressway, Street
  18 Great Belt East Bridge 254 metres (833 ft) 1,624 metres (5,328 ft) Suspension 1998   Denmark Korsør Expressway
  19 Liuguanghe Xiqian Expressway Bridge
息黔高速公路六广河特大桥
248 metres (814 ft)[5] 580 metres (1,900 ft) Cable-stayed 2017   China Liutongxiang, Guizhou
27°04′43.3″N 106°24′03.2″E / 27.078694°N 106.400889°E / 27.078694; 106.400889 (Liuguanghe Bridge Xiqian)
Expressway
Xiqian Expressway
  20 Third Wanzhou Yangtze River Bridge 248 metres (814 ft) 730 metres (2,400 ft) Cable-stayed 2019   China Wanzhou District, Chongqing Expressway
  21 Zhongzhou Yangtze River Bridge 247.5 metres (812 ft)[6] 460 metres (1,510 ft) Cable-stayed 2010   China Huangshi Expressway
  22 Gongshuihe Bridge [zh] 245 metres (804 ft)[7] 400 metres (1,300 ft) Cable-stayed 2014[8]   China Xuan'en County Expressway
  23 Jiujiang Fuyin Expressway Bridge 244.3 metres (802 ft)[9] 818 metres (2,684 ft) Cable-stayed 2013   China Jiujiang Expressway
  24 Hongjun Chishuihe Bridge 243.5 metres (799 ft) 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) Suspension 2019   China Xishui County, Guizhou Expressway
  25 Chizhou Yangtze River Bridge 243 metres (797 ft) 828 metres (2,717 ft) Cable-stayed 2019   China Chizhou - Zongyang County, Anhui Expressway
  26 E’dong Bridge 242.5 metres (796 ft) 926 metres (3,038 ft) Cable-stayed 2010   China Zhong County Expressway
  27 Qingshui River Bridge 236 metres (774 ft) 1,130 metres (3,710 ft) Suspension 2015   China Kaiyang County, Guizhou Expressway
  28 Mezcala Bridge 236 metres (774 ft)[10] 311 metres (1,020 ft) Cable-stayed 1993   Mexico Mártir de Cuilapán Expressway
  29 Osman Gazi Bridge 234.425 metres (769.11 ft) 1,550 metres (5,090 ft) Cable-stayed 2016   Turkey Gebze, Gulf of İzmit Expressway
  30 Shishou Yangtze River Bridge 234 metres (768 ft) 820 metres (2,690 ft) Cable-stayed 2019   China Shishou, Hubei Expressway
  31 Zhuankou Yangtze River Bridge 234 metres (768 ft) 760 metres (2,490 ft) Cable-stayed 2017   China Wuhan, Hubei Expressway
  32 Second Dongtinghu Bridge 232 metres (761 ft) 1,480 metres (4,860 ft) Suspension 2018   China Yueyang, Hunan Expressway
  33 Incheon Bridge 230.5 metres (756 ft) 800 metres (2,600 ft) Cable-stayed 2009   South Korea Incheon Expressway
  34 Golden Gate Bridge 227.4 metres (746 ft) 1,280 metres (4,200 ft) Suspension 1937   United States San Francisco Expressway
  35 Xiamen Zhangzhou Bridge 227 metres (745 ft) 780 metres (2,560 ft) Cable-stayed 2013   China Zhangzhou and Xiamen Expressway
  36 Second Fengdu Yangtze River Bridge 227 metres (745 ft) 680 metres (2,230 ft) Cable-stayed 2017   China Fengdu County, Chongqing Road
  37 Jiashao Bridge 227 metres (745 ft) 428 metres (1,404 ft) Cable-stayed 2012   China Hangzhou Bay Expressway
  38 Zolotoy Bridge 226 metres (741 ft) 737 metres (2,418 ft) Cable-stayed 2012   Russia Vladivostok Expressway
  39 El Carrizo Bridge 226 metres (741 ft)[11] 217 metres (712 ft) Cable-stayed 2013   Mexico El Palmito Road
  40 Xiangshan Harbor Bridge 225.5 metres (740 ft) 688 metres (2,257 ft) Cable-stayed 2012   China Ningbo Expressway
  41 Langqi Min River Bridge 223 metres (732 ft) 680 metres (2,230 ft) Cable-stayed 2013   China Fuzhou Expressway
  42 Yangpu Bridge 223 metres (732 ft) 602 metres (1,975 ft) Cable-stayed 1993   China Shanghai Road
  43 San Marcos Bridge 223 metres (732 ft) [11] 180 metres (590 ft) Concrete 2013   Mexico Xicotepec de Juárez Road
  44 Fourth Nanjing Yangtze Bridge 223 metres (732 ft) [12] 1,418 metres (4,652 ft) Suspension 2012   China Nanjing Expressway
  45 Tatara Bridge 220 metres (720 ft) 890 metres (2,920 ft) Cable-stayed 1999   Japan Imabari Expressway
  46 Badong Bridge 218 metres (715 ft) 388 metres (1,273 ft) Cable-stayed 2005   China Badong County Road
  47 Xupu Bridge 217 m (712 ft)[13] 590 metres (1,940 ft) Cable-stayed 1997   China Shanghai Expressway
  48 Wangdong Yangtze River Bridge 217 metres (712 ft) 638 metres (2,093 ft) Cable-stayed 2016   China Wangjiang County, Anhui Expressway
  49 Guozigou Bridge 215.5 metres (707 ft)[14] 360 metres (1,180 ft) Cable-stayed 2011   China Huocheng County Expressway
  50 Third Nanjing Yangtze Bridge 215.1 metres (706 ft) 648 metres (2,126 ft) Cable-stayed 2005   China Nanjing Expressway
  51 Runyang Bridge 215 metres (705 ft) 1,490 metres (4,890 ft) Suspension 2005   China Jiangsu Expressway
  52 Pont de Normandie 214.8 metres (705 ft) 856 metres (2,808 ft) Cable-stayed 1995   France Le Havre Expressway
  53 Wuzuohe Bridge 214.6 metres (704 ft) 380 metres (1,250 ft) Cable-stayed 2015   China Yinazhen, Guizhou Expressway
  54 Minpu Bridge 214.5 metres (704 ft) 708 metres (2,323 ft) Cable-stayed 2010   China Shanghai Expressway
  55 Fengjie Bridge 214 metres (702 ft) 460 metres (1,510 ft) Cable-stayed 2005   China Fengjie Road
  56 Atlantic Bridge, Panama 212.5 metres (697 ft) 530 metres (1,740 ft) Cable-stayed 2019   Panama Colón Province Expressway
  57 Second Tongling Bridge [zh] 212 metres (696 ft)[15] 630 metres (2,070 ft) Cable-stayed 2015   China Tongling
31°5′0.4″N 117°57′58.3″E / 31.083444°N 117.966194°E / 31.083444; 117.966194 (Second Tongling Bridge)
Expressway, Rail
  58 Verrazano Narrows Bridge 211.3 metres (693 ft) 1,298 metres (4,259 ft) Suspension 1964   United States New York City Expressway
  59 Xihoumen Bridge 211 metres (692 ft) 1,650 metres (5,410 ft) Suspension 2008   China Zhoushan Archipelago Expressway
  60 Fuma Yangtze River Bridge 210.5 metres (691 ft) 1,050 metres (3,440 ft) Suspension 2017   China Wanzhou (Chongqing) Expressway
  61 Huangyi Bridge 210 metres (690 ft) 520 metres (1,710 ft) Cable-stayed 2012   China Huangyi Expressway
  62 Anqing Yangtze River Railway Bridge 210 metres (690 ft) 580 metres (1,900 ft) Cable-stayed 2013   China Anqing Expressway/railway
  63 Xianshen River Bridge 210 metres (690 ft)[16] 136 metres (446 ft) Cable-stayed 2009   China Jincheng Expressway
  64 Shanghai Yangtze River Bridge 209 metres (686 ft) 730 metres (2,400 ft) Cable-stayed 2009   China Shanghai Expressway
  65 Erqi Bridge 209 metres (686 ft)[17] 616 metres (2,021 ft) Cable-stayed 2011   China Wuhan Expressway
  66 Pengxihe Bridge 208 metres (682 ft) 316 metres (1,037 ft) Cable-stayed 2008   China Yunyang Expressway
  67 Hejiang Changjiang Second Bridge 208 metres (682 ft) 420 metres (1,380 ft) Cable-stayed 2013   China Hejiang Expressway
  68 Yongchuan Yangtze River Bridge 207.4 metres (680 ft) 608 metres (1,995 ft) Cable-stayed 2014   China Songjizhen Expressway
  69 Queensferry Crossing 207 metres (679 ft) 650 metres (2,130 ft) Cable-stayed 2017   United Kingdom Firth of Forth Expressway
  70 Tsing Ma Bridge 206 metres (676 ft) 1,377 metres (4,518 ft) Suspension 1997   Hong Kong Hong Kong Expressway/railway
  71 Wujiang Yinbai Bridge 204.8 metres (672 ft) 320 metres (1,050 ft) Cable-stayed 2013   China Fuling Expressway
  72 Baling River Bridge 204.5 metres (671 ft)[18] 1,088 metres (3,570 ft) Suspension 2009   China Guanling County Expressway
  73 Øresund Bridge 203.5 metres (668 ft) 490 metres (1,610 ft) Cable-stayed 2000   Sweden/  Denmark Malmö/Copenhagen[note 1] Expressway/railway
  74 Ulsan Bridge 203 metres (666 ft) 1,150 metres (3,770 ft) Suspension 2015   South Korea Ulsan Expressway
  75 Jintang Bridge 202.5 metres (664 ft) 620 metres (2,030 ft) Cable-stayed 2009   China Zhoushan Archipelago Expressway
  76 Xiangxihe Bridge 202.32 metres (663.8 ft) 470 metres (1,540 ft) Cable-stayed 2019   China Zigui County, Hubei Expressway
  77 Ting Kau Bridge 201.6 metres (661 ft) 475 metres (1,558 ft) Cable-stayed 1998   Hong Kong Hong Kong Expressway
  78 Huangpu Bridge 201 metres (659 ft) 1,108 metres (3,635 ft) Cable-stayed 2008   China Guangzhou Expressway
  79 Hardanger Bridge 200.5 metres (658 ft) 1,380 metres (4,530 ft) Suspension 2013   Norway Hardangerfjord Road
  80 Ada Bridge 200 metres (660 ft) 376 metres (1,234 ft) Cable-stayed 2011   Serbia Belgrade Road/light railway
  81 Cuntan Yangtze River Bridge 200 metres (660 ft) 880 metres (2,890 ft) Suspension 2017   China Chongqing Expressway
  82 Mohammed VI Bridge 200 metres (660 ft) 376 metres (1,234 ft) Cable-stayed 2016   Morocco Rabat Expressway
  83 Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge 200 metres (660 ft) 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) Suspension 1988   Japan Sakaide Expressway/railway

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The pillars are in Sweden

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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