World's Longest Bridge Spans

 

Longest Bridge Spans are categorised in the following tables according to the structural type of the main span. The "Span" means the main span of a bridge  = centre to centre distance of adjacent towers, pylons, piers or supports given in metres [m]. It does not mean the total length or overall length of multi-span bridges. If the lengths of several spans in one bridge are equal, it is mentioned in Notes column. Overall lengths are not included - only the longest spans.Year means the year of completion or intended completion.

Chronological List

1. Suspension Bridges (30 longest spans)

 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1  Akashi-Kaikyo

 1991

 Kobe-Naruto  Japan  1998

  

 2  Xihoumen  1650  Zhoushan  China  2009  
 3  Great Belt East  1624  Korsor  Denmark  1998

  

 4  Izmit  1550  Gebze  Turkey  2017  
 5  Yi-Sunsin  1545  Myodo-Gwangyang  Korea  2013  
 6  Runyang South  1490  Jiangsu  China  2005  
 7  Nanjing-4  1418  Nanjing  China  2012  
 8  Humber  1410  Kingston-upon-Hull  UK  1981

  

 9  Yavuz Sultan Selim  1408  Istanbul  Turkey  2016  
 10  Jiangyin  1385  Jiangsu  China  1999

  

 11  Tsing Ma  1377  Hong Kong  China  1997

  

 12  Hardanger  1310  Vallavik-Bu  Norway  2013

  

 13  Verrazano-Narrows  1298  New York, NY  USA  1964

  

 14  Golden Gate  1280  San Francisco, CA  USA  1937

  

15  Yangluo  1280  Wuhan  China  2007

  

16  Höga Kusten  1210  Kramfors  Sweden  1997

  

17  Longjiang 1196  Yunnan  China 2015  
18  Aizhai 1176  Jishou  China 2012  
19  Mackinac  1158  Mackinaw City, MI  USA  1957   
20  Ulsan  1150  Ulsan Harbour  Korea  2015   
21  Hålogaland  1145  Rombakk fjord  Norway  2017   
22  Qingshuihe  1130  Guizhou  China  2016   
23  Huangpu-1  1108  Guangzhou  China  2008   
24  Minami Bisan-seto  1100  Kojima-Sakaide  Japan  1988   
25  Fatih Sultan Mehmet  1090  Istanbul  Turkey  1988   
26  Balinghe  1088  Guanling  China  2009

 

27  Maanshan  1080  Anhui  China  2013  2 spans
28  Taizhou  1080  Jiangsu  China  2012  2 spans
29  Bosporus  1074  Istanbul  Turkey  1973   
30  George Washington  1067  New York, NY  USA  1931   
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2. Cable-Stayed Bridges (10 longest spans)

 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1

 Russky

 1104

 Vladivostok

 Russia

 2012

  
 2  Hutong  1092  Nantong  China   2018  
 3  Sutong  1088  Suzhou-Nantong  China   2008  
 4  Stonecutters  1018  Hong Kong  China   2009  
 5  Edong  926  Hubei  China   2009  
 6

 Tatara

 890

 Onomichi-Imabari

 Japan

 1999

  
 7

 Pont de Normandie

 856

 Le Havre

 France

 1995

  
 8  Jiujiang  818  Hubei  China   2012  
 9  Jingsha  816  Hubei  China   2009  
 10

 Incheon

 800

 Incheon-Songdo

 South Korea

 2009

  
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3. Steel Arch Bridges (10 longest spans)

 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1  Chaotianmen

 552

 Chongqing  China

 2009

 
 2  Lupu

 550

 Shanghai  China

 2003

 
 3

 New River Gorge

 518

 Fayetteville,WV  USA

 1977

 
 4

 Bosideng

 513

 Sichuan

 China

 2012

 
 5

 Bayonne

 504

 New York, NY

 USA

 1931

 
 6

 Sydney Harbour

 503

 Sydney

 Australia

 1932

  

 7  Chenab  467  Katra  India  2017  
 8  Wushan

 460

 Chongqing  China

 2005

 
9

 Yongjiang

 450

 Ningbo

 China

 2011

 
 10

 Xijiang

 450

 Guangdong

 China

 2013

  

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4. Steel Truss Girder Bridges (10 longest spans)

 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1

 Pont de Quebec

 549

 Quebec City

 Canada

 1917

  

 2

 Firth of Forth

 521

 Edinburgh

 UK

 1890

 2 spans

 3

 Minato

 510

 Osaka

 Japan

 1974

  

 4

 Commodore Barry

 501

 Chester, PA

 USA

 1974

  

 5

 Greater New Orleans-1

 480

 New Orleans, LA

 USA

 1958

  

 6

 Greater New Orleans-2

 480

 New Orleans, LA

 USA

 1988

  

 7

 Howrah

 457

 Calcutta

 India

 1943

  

 8

 Veterans Memorial

 445

 Gramercy, LA

 USA

 1995

  

 9

 Tokyo Bay

 440

 Tokyo

 Japan

 2010

  
 10

 Transbay

 427

 San Francisco, CA

 USA

 1936

  1)

 1)  Removed
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5. Concrete Arch Bridges (10 longest spans)

 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1

 Beipanjiang2016

 445

 Guizhou

 China

 2016

  
 2

 Wanxian

 425

 Wanzhou

 China

 1997

  
 3

 Nanpanjiang

 416

 Yunnan

 China

 2015

  
 4

 Krk-1 (east span)

 390

 Krk Island

 Croatia

 1980

  
5

 Almonte

 384

 Caceres

 Spain

 2015

  
 6

 Yelanghe

 370

 Guizhou

 China

 2017

 
 7

 Jialing

 364

 Sichuan

 China

 2012

  
 8

 Jiangjiehe

 330

 Weng'an

 China

 1995

  
9

 Tajo Railway

 324

 Caceres

 Spain

 2015

  
10  Hoover Dam Bypass  323  Boulder City, NV  USA

 2010

 
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6. Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges (10 longest spans)

 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1

 Shibanpo

 330

 Chongqing

 China

 2006

  1)
 2

 Stolmasundet

 301

 Austevoll

 Norway

 1998

 
 3

 Raftsundet

 298

 Lofoten

 Norway

 1998

 
 4  Sundoy

 298

 Leirfjord  Norway

 2003

 
 5

 Beipanjiang2013

 290

 Guizhou

 China

 2013

 
 6

 Sandsfjord

 290

 Rogaland

 Norway

 2015

 
 7

 Humen-2

 270

 Guangdong

 China

 1997

 
 8

 Sutong-2

 268

 Suzhou-Nantong

 China

 2009

 
 9

 Honghe

 265

 Yuanjiang

 China

 2003

 
 10

 Gateway-1

 260

 Brisbane

 Australia

 1986

 
 1)  Central part of the main span is a steel girder
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7. Steel Box/Plate Girder Bridges (10 longest spans)

 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1

 Ponte Costa e Silva

 300

 Rio de Janeiro

 Brazil

 1974

  
 2

 Neckartalbrücke-1

 263

 Weitingen

 Germany

 1978

 1)
 3

 Sava-1

 261

 Belgrade

 Serbia

 1956

  
 4

 Ponte de Vitoria-3

 260

 Espirito Santo

 Brazil

 1989

  
 5

 Zoobrücke

 259

 Cologne

 Germany

 1966

  
 6

 Sava-2 (Gazelle)

 250

 Belgrade

 Serbia

 1970

 2)
 7

 Kaita

 250

 Hiroshima

 Japan

 1991

  
 8

 Namihaya (Shirinashi)

 250

 Osaka

 Japan

 1994

  
 9

 Auckland Harbour (widening)

 244

 Auckland

 New Zealand

 1969

  
 10

 Trans-Tokyo Bay

 240

 Kawasaki-Kisarazu

 Japan

 1997

 2 spans 

 1)

 Main span stiffened with underneath cables
 2)  Span measured between bases of inclined struts
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8. Longest Bridge Spans in Finland

  1. SUSPENSION BRIDGES 
 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1  Kirjalansalmi  220  Parainen  Finland  1963   
 2  Sääksmäki  155  Valkeakoski

 Finland

 1963   
  2. CABLE-STAYED BRIDGES
 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1

 Raippaluoto

 250

 Vaasa

 Finland

 1997

  

 2

 Kärkinen

 240

 Korpilahti

 Finland

 1997

  

  3. STEEL BOX / PLATE GIRDER BRIDGES 
 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1

 Puumalansalmi

 140

 Puumala

 Finland

 1995

  
  4. PRESTRESSED CONCRETE GIRDER BRIDGES 
 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1

 Norrströmmen

 135

 Nauvo

 Finland

 1986

  
  5. CONCRETE ARCH BRIDGES 
 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1

 Färjsundet

 130

 Saltvik

 Finland

 1937

  
 6. STEEL TRUSS GIRDER BRIDGES 
 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

1  Isohaara 125  Kemi  Finland

 1903

 1)

 1

 Jyränkö

 125

 Savonlinna

 Finland

 1908

 2)

 1)

 Not standing

 2)

 Span was shortened to 104 m in 1968.
 7. STEEL ARCH BRIDGES 
 No.  Bridge

 Span [m]

 Location  Country  Year

 Notes 

 1

 Iso-Pörri

 120

 Äänekoski

 Finland

 1993

  
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 Tables of longest bridge spans have been collected by Eur Ing-FEANI  Juhani Virola You can freely copy and distribute tables provided that the authorship is mentioned by referring the author or URL of this page.
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