Top 10 Longest Bridges in the World

Bridges connect the world and people and are often symbol of unity. No matter how small or big they have one goal – to get close two shore, people, cities, countries…
But some of the bridges need to connect a bit further destinations. You’d be surprised to know that to pass over some of the largest bridges in the world would take you like an hour. Some of them can endure passing of over 20 000 cars daily. This is the list of some of the longest bridges in the world.

#1. Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Kobe, Japan

With its length of 6532 feet this is the longest bridge in the world today. The central span goes 213 feet above the sea which makes up over half its total 12,831-foot length. Every day, 23,000 cars pass over this high and long bridge structure that must withstand earthquakes from the shaking of the vehicles (a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit in 1995), consistently strong tidal currents (9 knots), and wind gusts up to 179 mph.

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Kobe, Japan
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