Top 10 Highest Bridges in the World
One of the human achievement is building these highest bridges in the world. Those bridges is amazing structure that made to connect to place in very high condition. One of the problem with the height is the gravity itself. So here’s the highest bridges in the world:
10. The Verrazano Narrows Bridge
Named after the famous Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano, this bridge has a tower 693 feet height and has a central span of 4260 feet (1298 m). Built in 1964 until 1981. It is the largest suspension bridge in the world. The bridge connects Brooklyn with Staten Island and has played an important role in the development of the Big Apple area.
9. Le Pont De Normandie
The bridge is located in France, with a lenght of 2800 feet, with a height of 165 meters above the water surface above Seine River. At the time of completion, the construction costs reached 465 million dollars.
8. Penang Bridge
Besides famous for its Petronas Towers that considered one of world’s tallest buildings, Malaysia also boasts Penang Bridge as one of the national magnificence building of malaysia. Regarded as the third longest bridge in the world, the Penang bridge stands 8.4 km above the water, has four towers and at the midspan stands 101.5 meters high and extends 13.5 km from Seberang Prai on the mainland Gelugor Malaysia to Penang Island. It took 40 years since the beginning of conception until realized and officially opened in 1985. Today the bridge serves more than 70,000 people per day and remains a source of pride for Malaysian.
7. Tatara Bridge
Tatara Bridge connecting the Japanese islands of Honshu and Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea and is known to have the longest range of cable bridge in the world. Has a height of 220 meters (up to a steel tower) and has a central span of 890 meters. This Japanese amazing bridge was opened in 1999. This bridge built in just 6 years with an amazing construction.
6. The Golden Gate Bridge
This elegant suspension bridge has appeared in various novels, performances, and hollywood movies. Has a height of 227.4 meters and connects the city of San Francisco and Marin County. Despite facing a strong reaction and lawsuits, the construction of the bridge was completed in 1937. This facilitated the economic growth rate in the city and the surrounding areas. Its architecture and grandeur had been embedded in the hearts of all people, not just local residents, American, but everyone in the world.
5. The Great Belt Fixed Link
This is the highest bridge in Europe and connecting Zealand with Funen islands in great belt Denmark. Completed in 1998, has a height of 254 m and consists of a road, a railway tunnel and a bridge box girder. The “Great Belt Bridge” is usually classified into a suspension bridge. As in other cases in major bridges development, development has opened the way for a better business in the region. This bridge is a bridge with the highest budget in history, which is DKK 21.4 billion ($3,9 Billions).
4. New River Gorge Bridge
Another major bridge in America is the New river Gorge bridge. 267 meters above the river (the river name is the New River). More than 17,000 cars crossed the bridge every day and is considered the highest bridge for vehicle in America. The New River Gorge Bridge is the longest steel bridge before the Millau Viaduct in France, the bridge is now also used for extreme sports like rappelling or base jumping at the Fayette County festival.
3. Akashi Kaiky Bridge
Its height is 298.3 Meters. Spread over the Akashi Strait and connects the city of Kobe on the island of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island. Completed in 1998, this is the world’s longest suspension bridge, with a central span of 1991 meters.
2. Royal Gorge Bridge
This bridge is 321 meter high above the Arkansas River. Which is the highest bridge in the US and the highest suspension bridge in the world. Located near Canon City, Colorado, the bridge is completed in 1929, with a length of 384 meters, width of 5 meters and depending on the tower of 46 meters high. This bridge has been listed in the National List of Historic Places and was built primarily for tourism purposes.
1. Millau Viaduct
Located at an altitude of 343 Meters and crowned as the world’s highest bridge. Located in France, this bridge is very impressive even if measured, It is almost the same height as the Empire State Building. It has a very solid structure and awesome even been entered in the National Geographic Channel in the edition ” Megastructure “. The bridge is inaugurated by French President Jacques Chirac and has become the pride of the French.