List of longest suspension bridge spans

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The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge has the longest central span of any suspension bridge.

The world's longest suspension bridges are listed according to the length of their main span (i.e. the length of suspended roadway between the bridge's towers). The length of main span is the most common method of comparing the sizes of suspension bridges, often correlating with the height of the towers and the engineering complexity involved in designing and constructing the bridge.

Suspension bridges have the longest spans of any type of bridge. Cable-stayed bridges, the next longest design, are practical for spans up to just over 1 kilometre. Therefore the 17 longest bridges on this list are all currently the 17 longest spans of all types of vehicular bridges (other than floating pontoon bridges).

Completed suspension bridges[edit]

This list includes only completed suspension bridges that carry automobiles or trains. It does not include cable-stayed bridges, footbridges, or pipeline bridges.

    Rank Name Main
span
metres
Main
span
feet
Year opened Location Country
Akashi bridge.jpg 1 Akashi Kaikyō Bridge
(The longest since 1998)
1,991 6,532 1998 Kobe - Awaji Island (Hyōgo)
34°37′1.3″N 135°1′18.9″E / 34.617028°N 135.021917°E / 34.617028; 135.021917 (Akashi Kaikyō Bridge)
 Japan [1]
Xihoumen Bridge.JPG 2 Xihoumen Bridge 1,650 5,413 2009 Zhoushan (Zhejiang)
30°3′42.4″N 121°54′57.6″E / 30.061778°N 121.916000°E / 30.061778; 121.916000 (Xihoumen Bridge)
 China [2]
Storebæltsbroen-2.jpg 3 Great Belt Bridge 1,624 5,328 1998 Korsør - Sprogø (Region Zealand)
55°20′31″N 11°2′9.3″E / 55.34194°N 11.035917°E / 55.34194; 11.035917 (Great Belt Bridge)
 Denmark [3]
Yi Sun-sin Bridge in construction1.jpg 4 Yi Sun-sin Bridge 1,545 5,069 2012 Gwangyang - Yeosu (South Jeolla Province)
34°54′21.4″N 127°42′18.1″E / 34.905944°N 127.705028°E / 34.905944; 127.705028 (Yi Sun-sin Bridge)
 South Korea [4]
Bushes in Runyang Bridge Park.JPG 5 Runyang Bridge 1,490 4,888 2005 Yangzhou - Zhenjiang (Jiangsu)
32°12′24.6″N 119°21′49.9″E / 32.206833°N 119.363861°E / 32.206833; 119.363861 (Runyang Bridge)
 China [5]
Fourth Nanjing Yangtze Bridge.JPG 6 Nanjing Fourth Yangtze Bridge 1,418 4,652 2012 Nanjing (Jiangsu)
32°10′39.9″N 118°56′24.5″E / 32.177750°N 118.940139°E / 32.177750; 118.940139 (Nanjing Fourth Yangtze Bridge)
 China [6]
Humber Bridge2.png 7 Humber Bridge 1,410 4,626 1981 Hessle - Barton-upon-Humber (Yorkshire and the Humber)
53°42′28.7″N 0°27′0.3″W / 53.707972°N 0.450083°W / 53.707972; -0.450083 (Humber Bridge)
 United Kingdom [7]
Jiangyin Bridge.jpg 8 Jiangyin Bridge 1,385 4,544 1999 Jiangyin - Jingjiang (Jiangsu)
31°56′43.1″N 120°16′10″E / 31.945306°N 120.26944°E / 31.945306; 120.26944 (Jiangyin Suspension Bridge)
 China [8]
Bridge of Hong Kong harbor.jpg 9 Tsing Ma Bridge 1,377 4,518 1997 Tsing Yi - Ma Wan
22°21′4.8″N 114°4′25.6″E / 22.351333°N 114.073778°E / 22.351333; 114.073778 (Tsing Ma Bridge)
 Hong Kong [9]
Hardangerbrua-August-2013.JPG 10 Hardanger Bridge 1,310 4,298 2013 Vallavik - Bu (Hordaland)
60°28′42.9″N 6°49′47.2″E / 60.478583°N 6.829778°E / 60.478583; 6.829778 (Hardanger Bridge)
 Norway [10]
Verrazano Bridge2.jpg 11 Verrazano–Narrows Bridge 1,298 4,260 1964 New York City (New York)
40°36′23″N 74°2′43.2″W / 40.60639°N 74.045333°W / 40.60639; -74.045333 (Verrazano-Narrows Bridge)
 United States [11]
Golden gate2.jpg 12 Golden Gate Bridge 1,280 4,200 1937 San Francisco - Marin County (California)
37°49′9.5″N 122°28′43.9″W / 37.819306°N 122.478861°W / 37.819306; -122.478861 (Golden Gate Bridge)
 United States [12]
Yangluo Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 13 Yangluo Bridge 1,280 4,199 2007 Wuhan (Hubei)
30°38′12.9″N 114°33′17.8″E / 30.636917°N 114.554944°E / 30.636917; 114.554944 (Yangluo Bridge)
 China [13]
Högakustenbron-2-edit.jpg 14 Höga Kusten Bridge 1,210 3,970 1997 Utansjö (Västernorrland County)
62°47′53″N 17°56′15″E / 62.79806°N 17.93750°E / 62.79806; 17.93750 (Höga Kusten Bridge)
 Sweden [14]
Aizhai Bridge-2.jpg 15 Aizhai Bridge 1,176 3,858 2012 Jishou (Hunan)
28°19′54.1″N 109°35′53.2″E / 28.331694°N 109.598111°E / 28.331694; 109.598111 (Aizhai Bridge)
 China [15]
Mackinac Bridge-3.jpg 16 Mackinac Bridge 1,158 3,799 1957 Mackinaw City - St. Ignace (Michigan)
45°48′56″N 84°43′40.6″W / 45.81556°N 84.727944°W / 45.81556; -84.727944 (Mackinac Bridge)
 United States [16]
Huangpu bridge-edit.jpg 17 Huangpu Bridge 1,108 3,635 2008 Guangzhou (Guangdong)
23°4′17.1″N 113°28′33.9″E / 23.071417°N 113.476083°E / 23.071417; 113.476083 (Huangpu Bridge)
 China [17]
GreatSetoBridge2-edit.jpg 18 Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge 1,100 3,609 1989 Sakaide - Shiwaku Islands (Kagawa)
34°21′50″N 133°49′30.7″E / 34.36389°N 133.825194°E / 34.36389; 133.825194 (Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge)
 Japan [18]
IMO 9544891 Abis Belfast (01).jpg 19 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge 1,090 3,576 1988 Istanbul (Istanbul Province)
41°5′28″N 29°3′40″E / 41.09111°N 29.06111°E / 41.09111; 29.06111 (Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge)
 Turkey [19]
Balinghe Bridge-2.jpg 20 Balinghe Bridge 1,088 3,570 2009 Guanling Buyei and Miao Autonomous County (Guizhou)
25°57′40″N 105°37′46″E / 25.96111°N 105.62944°E / 25.96111; 105.62944 (Balinghe Bridge)
 China [20]
Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 21 Taizhou Bridge 1,080 (x2) 3,543 (x2) 2012 Taizhou (Jiangsu)
32°14′47.8″N 119°52′36.1″E / 32.246611°N 119.876694°E / 32.246611; 119.876694 (Taizhou Bridge)
 China [21]
Ma'anshan Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 21 Ma'anshan Bridge 1,080 (x2) 3,543 (x2) 2013 Ma'anshan (Anhui)
31°36′36.4″N 118°23′31.4″E / 31.610111°N 118.392056°E / 31.610111; 118.392056 (Ma'anshan Bridge)
 China [22]
Bosphorus Bridge-3.jpg 23 First Bosphorus Bridge 1,074 3,524 1973 Istanbul (Istanbul Province)
41°2′42″N 29°2′2″E / 41.04500°N 29.03389°E / 41.04500; 29.03389 (Bosphorus Bridge)
 Turkey [23]
George Washington Bridge from New Jersey-edit.jpg 24 George Washington Bridge 1,067 3,501 1931 New York City (New York) - Fort Lee (New Jersey)
40°51′6.2″N 73°57′9.8″W / 40.851722°N 73.952722°W / 40.851722; -73.952722 (George Washington Bridge)
 United States [24]
Kurushimakaikyou ohashi.jpg 25 Third Kurushima-Kaikyō Bridge 1,030 3,379 1999 Imabari - Umashima Island (Ehime)
34°6′54.9″N 132°59′3.6″E / 34.115250°N 132.984333°E / 34.115250; 132.984333 (Third Kurushima-Kaikyō Bridgeo)
 Japan [25]
Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge-1.jpg 26 Second Kurushima-Kaikyō Bridge 1,020 3,346 1999 Umashima Island - Ōshima (Ehime)
34°7′16″N 133°0′0.7″E / 34.12111°N 133.000194°E / 34.12111; 133.000194 (Second Kurushima-Kaikyō Bridge)
 Japan [25]
25th April Bridge and boat-2.JPG 27 25 de Abril Bridge 1,013 3,323 1966 Lisbon - Almada (Lisboa Region)
38°41′23.5″N 9°10′37.8″W / 38.689861°N 9.177167°W / 38.689861; -9.177167 (25 de Abril Bridge)
 Portugal [26]
Forth Road Bridge-2.jpg 28 Forth Road Bridge 1,006 3,301 1964 South Queensferry - North Queensferry (Fife)
56°0′5.4″N 3°24′15.1″W / 56.001500°N 3.404194°W / 56.001500; -3.404194 (Forth Road Bridge)
 United Kingdom [27]
Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge-3.jpg 29 Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge 990 3,248 1988 Sakaide - Shiwaku Islands (Kagawa)
34°22′42.4″N 133°49′13.2″E / 34.378444°N 133.820333°E / 34.378444; 133.820333 (Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge)
 Japan [18]
Severn Bridge near to Beachley-cropped.jpg 30 Severn Bridge 988 3,241 1966 Bristol (South Gloucestershire) - Chepstow (Monmouthshire)
51°36′36.2″N 2°38′26.4″W / 51.610056°N 2.640667°W / 51.610056; -2.640667 (Severn Bridge)
 United Kingdom [28]
Yichang Yangtze Highway Bridge.JPG 31 Yichang Bridge 960 3,150 2001 Yichang (Hubei)
30°34′10.5″N 111°23′29.5″E / 30.569583°N 111.391528°E / 30.569583; 111.391528 (Yichang Bridge)
 China [29]
Shimotsui-Seto Bridge who saw from Okayama Prefecture.JPG 32 Shimotsui-Seto Bridge 940 3,084 1988 Kojima - Shiwaku Islands (Okayama)
34°25′52.4″N 133°48′23.2″E / 34.431222°N 133.806444°E / 34.431222; 133.806444 (Shimotsui-Seto Bridge)
 Japan [18]
Xiling Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 33 Xiling Bridge 900 2,953 1996 Sandouping (Hubei)
30°49′42.5″N 111°2′48″E / 30.828472°N 111.04667°E / 30.828472; 111.04667 (Xiling Bridge)
 China [30]
Siduhe Bridge-1.jpg 33 Si Du River Bridge 900 2,953 2009 Yesanguan (Hubei)
30°37′16.1″N 110°23′43.1″E / 30.621139°N 110.395306°E / 30.621139; 110.395306 (Si Du River Bridge)
 China [31]
Humen Bridge-edit.jpg 35 Humen Pearl River Bridge 888 2,913 1997 Dongguan (Guangdong)
22°47′49.5″N 113°36′57.2″E / 22.797083°N 113.615889°E / 22.797083; 113.615889 (Humen Pearl River Bridge)
 China [32]
Big Naruto Bridge05n3872edit.jpg 36 Ōnaruto Bridge 876 2,874 1985 Naruto (Tokushima) - Awaji Island (Hyōgo)
34°14′19.5″N 134°39′1.1″E / 34.238750°N 134.650306°E / 34.238750; 134.650306 (Ōnaruto Bridge)
 Japan [33]
Linked photo 37 Lishui River Bridge 856 2,808 2013 Zhangjiajie (Hunan)
29°05′55″N 110°14′48″E / 29.09861°N 110.24667°E / 29.09861; 110.24667 (Lishui River Bridge)
 China [34][35]
Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Spring-Summer 1967.jpg 38 First Tacoma Narrows Bridge
(westbound)
853 2,799 1950 Tacoma (Washington)
47°16′5.6″N 122°33′0.7″W / 47.268222°N 122.550194°W / 47.268222; -122.550194 (Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1950))
 United States [36]
Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Seattle to Portland by train2.jpg 38 Second Tacoma Narrows Bridge
(eastbound)
853 2,799 2007 Tacoma (Washington)
47°16′4.4″N 122°33′2.8″W / 47.267889°N 122.550778°W / 47.267889; -122.550778 (Tacoma Narrows Bridge (2007))
 United States [36]
Askøy bridge.jpg 40 Askøy Bridge 850 2,789 1992 Bergen - Askøy (Hordaland)
60°23′43.6″N 5°12′54.8″E / 60.395444°N 5.215222°E / 60.395444; 5.215222 (Askøy Bridge)
 Norway [37]
Nanxi Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 41 Nanxi Bridge 820 2,690 2012 Nanxi District (Sichuan)
28°47′1.3″N 104°56′44.5″E / 28.783694°N 104.945694°E / 28.783694; 104.945694 (Nanxi Bridge)
 China [38]
Qincaobei Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 42 Qincaobei Bridge 788 2,585 2013 Lidu (Chongqing)
29°42′51.5″N 107°16′52.7″E / 29.714306°N 107.281306°E / 29.714306; 107.281306 (Qincaobei Bridge)
 China [39][40]
Innoshima Bridge-2.JPG 43 Innoshima Bridge 770 2,526 1983 Innoshima - Mukaishima (Hiroshima)
34°21′25.7″N 133°10′49.5″E / 34.357139°N 133.180417°E / 34.357139; 133.180417 (Innoshima Bridge)
 Japan [41]
Akinada Bridge 319865 2.jpg 44 Akinada Bridge 750 2,461 2000 Kure - Shimokamagari (Hiroshima)
34°12′22.4″N 132°40′45.8″E / 34.206222°N 132.679389°E / 34.206222; 132.679389 (Akinada Bridge)
 Japan [42]
Semipalatinsk Bridge small.jpg 44 Semipalatinsk Bridge 750 2,461 2000 Semey (East Kazakhstan Province)
50°24′35″N 80°13′28″E / 50.40972°N 80.22444°E / 50.40972; 80.22444 (Semipalatinsk Bridge)
 Kazakhstan [43]
Alfred zampa memorial bridge.jpg 46 New Carquinez Bridge 728 2,388 2003 Vallejo - Crockett
(California)
38°3′39.7″N 122°13′35.5″W / 38.061028°N 122.226528°W / 38.061028; -122.226528 (New Carquinez Bridge)
 United States [44]
Hakucho Bridge 9086532 2.jpg 47 Hakuchō Bridge 720 2,362 1998 Muroran (Hokkaido)
42°21′10.4″N 140°57′1.2″E / 42.352889°N 140.950333°E / 42.352889; 140.950333 (Hakucho Bridge)
 Japan [45]
PuenteOrinoco.jpg 48 Angostura Bridge 712 2,336 1967 Ciudad Bolívar (Bolívar)
8°8′39.9″N 63°35′53.2″W / 8.144417°N 63.598111°W / 8.144417; -63.598111 (Angostura Bridge)
 Venezuela [46]
KANMONKYO Bridge.jpg 48 Kanmon Bridge 712 2,336 1973 Kitakyushu (Fukuoka) - Shimonoseki (Yamaguchi)
33°57′42.2″N 130°57′31.3″E / 33.961722°N 130.958694°E / 33.961722; 130.958694 (Kanmonkyo Bridge)
 Japan [47]
Bay bridge views2.jpg 50 San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
(east half of West span)
704 2,310 1936 San Francisco - Yerba Buena Island (California)
37°48′12.2″N 122°22′18.9″W / 37.803389°N 122.371917°W / 37.803389; -122.371917 (San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (east half of West span))
 United States [48]
San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge-2.jpg 50 San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
(west half of West span)
704 2,310 1936 San Francisco - Yerba Buena Island (California)
37°47′35.4″N 122°22′59″W / 37.793167°N 122.38306°W / 37.793167; -122.38306 (San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (west half of West span))
 United States [48]
Bronx Whitestone Bridge 2.jpg 52 Bronx-Whitestone Bridge 701 2,300 1939 New York City (New York)
40°48′6.7″N 73°49′47.2″W / 40.801861°N 73.829778°W / 40.801861; -73.829778 (Bronx-Whitestone Bridge)
 United States [49]
Stord Bridge (Stordabruo)-edit.jpg 53 Stord Bridge 677 2,221 2001 Stord - Føyno (Hordaland)
59°44′53″N 5°24′10.6″E / 59.74806°N 5.402944°E / 59.74806; 5.402944 (Stord Bridge)
 Norway [50]
Pont Pierre-Laporte de Québec.jpg 54 Pierre Laporte Bridge 668 2,192 1969 Quebec City (Quebec)
46°44′42.8″N 71°17′25.7″W / 46.745222°N 71.290472°W / 46.745222; -71.290472 (Pierre Laporte Bridge)
 Canada [51]
Leaving Philadelphia.jpg 55 Delaware Memorial Bridge
(northbound)
656 2152 1951 New Castle (Delaware) - Deepwater (New Jersey)
39°41′20.3″N 75°31′5″W / 39.688972°N 75.51806°W / 39.688972; -75.51806 (Delaware Memorial Bridge (northbound))
 United States [52]
Delaware Memorial Bridge From NJ Side.jpg 55 Delaware Memorial Bridge
(southbound)
656 2,152 1968 New Castle (Delaware) - Deepwater (New Jersey)
39°41′18.2″N 75°31′6.2″W / 39.688389°N 75.518389°W / 39.688389; -75.518389 (Delaware Memorial Bridge (southbound))
 United States [52]
Haicang Bridge cropped.jpg 57 Haicang Bridge 648 2,126 1999 Xiamen (Fujian)
24°29′50.2″N 118°4′7.2″E / 24.497278°N 118.068667°E / 24.497278; 118.068667 (Haicang Bridge)
 China [53]
Beipanjiang Highway Suspension Bridge-1.jpg 58 Beipanjiang River 2009 Bridge 636 2,087 2009 Qinglong County (Guizhou)
25°53′58.1″N 105°19′25″E / 25.899472°N 105.32361°E / 25.899472; 105.32361 (Beipanjiang River 2009 Bridge)
 China [54]
Gjemnessundbrua 02.jpg 59 Gjemnessund Bridge 623 2,044 1992 Gjemnes - Bergsøya (Møre og Romsdal)
62°58′17″N 7°46′47″E / 62.97139°N 7.77972°E / 62.97139; 7.77972 (Gjemnessund Bridge)
 Norway [55]
Yuzui Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 60 Yuzui Yangtze Bridge 616 2,021 2009 Yuzuizhen (Chongqing)
29°36′40.7″N 106°46′21.2″E / 29.611306°N 106.772556°E / 29.611306; 106.772556 (Yuzui Yangtze Bridge)
 China [56]
Walt Whitman Bridge-2.jpg 61 Walt Whitman Bridge 610 2,001 1957 Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) - Gloucester City (New Jersey)
39°54′18.7″N 75°7′46.1″W / 39.905194°N 75.129472°W / 39.905194; -75.129472 (Walt Whitman Bridge)
 United States [57]
France pont TANCARVILLE 01.jpg 62 Tancarville Bridge 608 1,995 1959 Tancarville (Seine-Maritime) - Marais-Vernier (Eure)
49°28′21.6″N 0°27′52.8″E / 49.472667°N 0.464667°E / 49.472667; 0.464667 (Tancarville Bridge)
 France [58]
Lillebælt, Denmark, Lillebæltsbroen.jpg 63 New Little Belt Bridge 600 1,969 1970 Middelfart - Fredericia (Region of Southern Denmark)
55°31′7.1″N 9°44′56.9″E / 55.518639°N 9.749139°E / 55.518639; 9.749139 (New Little Belt Bridge)
 Denmark [59]
Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge-2edit.jpg 63 First Kurushima-Kaikyō Bridge 600 1,969 1999 Umashima Island - Ōshima (Ehime)
34°7′32.9″N 133°0′45.1″E / 34.125806°N 133.012528°E / 34.125806; 133.012528 (First Kurushima-Kaikyō Bridge)
 Japan [25]
E'gongyan Bridge-1.jpg 63 E'gongyan Bridge 600 1,969 2000 Chongqing
29°31′23.9″N 106°31′41.7″E / 29.523306°N 106.528250°E / 29.523306; 106.528250 (E'gongyan Bridge)
 China [60]
Osterøybrua 2.jpg 66 Osterøy Bridge 595 1,952 1997 Bergen - Osterøy (Hordaland)
60°25′33.4″N 5°32′9.5″E / 60.425944°N 5.535972°E / 60.425944; 5.535972 (Osterøy Bridge)
 Norway [61]
Second Wanzhou Yangtze Bridge.JPG 67 Second Wanxian Bridge 580 1,903 2003 Wanzhou District (Chongqing)
30°49′33.2″N 108°24′17.2″E / 30.825889°N 108.404778°E / 30.825889; 108.404778 (Second Wanxian Bridge)
 China [62]
Indre Bømlafjorden-2.jpg 68 Bømla Bridge 577 1,893 2001 Nautøy - Spissøy (Hordaland)
59°44′13.5″N 5°22′37.2″E / 59.737083°N 5.377000°E / 59.737083; 5.377000 (Bømla Bridge)
 Norway [50]
IMG 1614 rainbow bridge Tokyo-2.JPG 69 Rainbow Bridge 570 1,870 1993 Tokyo
35°38′11.6″N 139°45′47.4″E / 35.636556°N 139.763167°E / 35.636556; 139.763167 (Rainbow Bridge (Tokyo))
 Japan [63]
Ambassador Bridge, Windsor2.jpg 70 Ambassador Bridge 564 1,850 1929 Detroit (Michigan) - Windsor (Ontario)
42°18′43.2″N 83°4′27.2″W / 42.312000°N 83.074222°W / 42.312000; -83.074222 (Ambassador Bridge)
 United States
 Canada
[64]
The Hakata Bridge comes into view2.jpg 71 Hakata-Ōshima Bridge 560 1,837 1988 Ōshima - Hakatajima (Ehime)
34°11′32.2″N 133°4′20.2″E / 34.192278°N 133.072278°E / 34.192278; 133.072278 (Hakata-Ōshima Bridge)
 Japan [65]
Zhong County Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 71 Zhongxian Yangtze River Bridge 560 1,837 2001 Zhong County (Chongqing)
30°18′6.6″N 108°2′56.8″E / 30.301833°N 108.049111°E / 30.301833; 108.049111 (Zhongxian Yangtze River Bridge)
 China [66]
Throggs Neck Bridge, NYC - 2001-edit.jpg 73 Throgs Neck Bridge 549 1,801 1961 New York City (New York)
40°48′0.9″N 73°47′36″W / 40.800250°N 73.79333°W / 40.800250; -73.79333 (Throgs Neck Bridge)
 United States [67]
豊島大橋とrosso2.jpg 74 Toyoshima Bridge 540 1,772 2008 Teshima Island - Kami-Kamagari Island (Hiroshima)
34°10′35.1″N 132°46′6.9″E / 34.176417°N 132.768583°E / 34.176417; 132.768583 (Toyoshima Bridge)
 Japan [68]
x Liujiaxia Bridge 538 1,759 2012 Liujiaxiazhen (Gansu)
 China [69][70]
Ben Franklin Br.jpg 75 Benjamin Franklin Bridge 533.7 1,751 1926 Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) - Camden (New Jersey)
39°57′10.5″N 75°8′3.3″W / 39.952917°N 75.134250°W / 39.952917; -75.134250 (Benjamin Franklin Bridge)
 United States [71]
Skjombrua-2.jpg 76 Skjomen Bridge 525 1,722 1972 Narvik (Nordland)
68°22′15.4″N 17°14′27.5″E / 68.370944°N 17.240972°E / 68.370944; 17.240972 (Skjomen Bridge)
 Norway [72]
Kvalsund Bridge-2.jpg 76 Kvalsund Bridge 525 1,722 1977 Kvalsund (Finnmark)
70°30′45.3″N 23°57′5.6″E / 70.512583°N 23.951556°E / 70.512583; 23.951556 (Kvalsund Bridge)
 Norway [73]
Dale Panorama2.jpg 78 Dalsfjord Bridge (no) 523 1,716 2013 Dale - Askvoll (Sogn og Fjordane)
61°22′26.4″N 5°23′47″E / 61.374000°N 5.39639°E / 61.374000; 5.39639 (Dalsfjorden Bridge)
 Norway [74]
Pont Marechal, Matadi, Congo.jpg 79 Matadi Bridge 520 1,706 1983 Matadi (Bas-Congo)
5°49′31.4″S 13°26′3.1″E / 5.825389°S 13.434194°E / -5.825389; 13.434194 (Matadi Bridge)
 Democratic Republic of the Congo [75]
Emmerich am Rhein, Rheinbrücke, Rhine Bridge-2.jpg 80 Emmerich Rhine Bridge 500 1,640 1965 Emmerich am Rhein (North Rhine-Westphalia)
51°49′44.8″N 6°13′35″E / 51.829111°N 6.22639°E / 51.829111; 6.22639 (Emmerich Rhine Bridge)
 Germany [76]
Dazi Bridge-1.jpg 80 Dazi Bridge 500 1,640 1984 Dazi (Tibet)
 China [77]
The Gwangan Bridge-edit.jpg 80 Gwangan Bridge 500 1,640 2002 Busan
35°8′44.8″N 129°7′41.8″E / 35.145778°N 129.128278°E / 35.145778; 129.128278 (Gwangan Bridge)
 South Korea [78]
Bear Mtn Bridge crop.jpg 83 Bear Mountain Bridge 497 1,631 1924 Peekskill (New York)
41°19′11.3″N 73°58′59.7″W / 41.319806°N 73.983250°W / 41.319806; -73.983250 (Bear Mountain Bridge)
 United States [79]
New York. Williamsburg Bridge.jpg 84 Williamsburg Bridge 488 1,601 1903 New York City (New York)
40°42′48.4″N 73°58′18.6″W / 40.713444°N 73.971833°W / 40.713444; -73.971833 (Williamsburg Bridge)
 United States [80]
Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge.jpg 84 Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge 488 1,601 1969 Newport - Jamestown (Rhode Island)
41°30′17.9″N 71°20′55.1″W / 41.504972°N 71.348639°W / 41.504972; -71.348639 (Claiborne Pell Bridge)
 United States [81]
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-1.jpg 84 Chesapeake Bay Bridge
(southbound)
488 1,601 1952 Anne Arundel County - Queen Anne's County (Maryland)
38°59′35.4″N 76°22′55.3″W / 38.993167°N 76.382028°W / 38.993167; -76.382028 (Chesapeake Bay Bridge (southbound))
 United States [82]
Chesapeake Bay suspension bridge.jpg 84 Chesapeake Bay Bridge
(northbound)
488 1,601 1973 Anne Arundel County - Queen Anne's County (Maryland)
38°59′39.6″N 76°22′53.9″W / 38.994333°N 76.381639°W / 38.994333; -76.381639 (Chesapeake Bay Bridge (northbound))
 United States [82]
Brooklyn Bridge Postdlf.jpg 88 Brooklyn Bridge 486 1,594 1883 New York City (New York)
40°42′20.4″N 73°59′46.8″W / 40.705667°N 73.996333°W / 40.705667; -73.996333 (Brooklyn Bridge)
 United States [80]
Lion's Gate Bridge-2.jpg 89 Lions' Gate Bridge 473 1,552 1938 Vancouver (British Columbia)
49°18′55.1″N 123°8′19.5″W / 49.315306°N 123.138750°W / 49.315306; -123.138750 (Lions' Gate Bridge)
 Canada [83]
Sotra bridge-2.jpg 90 Sotra Bridge 468 1,535 1971 Litlesotra - Drotningsvik (Hordaland)
60°22′21.3″N 5°9′56.4″E / 60.372583°N 5.165667°E / 60.372583; 5.165667 (Sotra Bridge)
 Norway [84]
Bridge to Hirado-2.jpg 91 Hirado Bridge 465 1,526 1977 Hirado (Nagasaki)
33°21′25″N 129°34′20.6″E / 33.35694°N 129.572389°E / 33.35694; 129.572389 (Hirado Bridge)
 Japan [85]
MidHudson2.JPG 92 Mid-Hudson Bridge 457 1,499 1930 Poughkeepsie - Highland (New York)
41°42′10.3″N 73°56′46.4″W / 41.702861°N 73.946222°W / 41.702861; -73.946222 (Mid-Hudson Bridge)
 United States [86]
Vincent Thomas Bridge-2.jpg 92 Vincent Thomas Bridge 457 1,499 1963 San Pedro - Terminal Island (California)
33°44′58″N 118°16′17.8″W / 33.74944°N 118.271611°W / 33.74944; -118.271611 (Vincent Thomas Bridge)
 United States [87]
Suspension bridge in Shantou0342.jpg 94 Shantou Bay Bridge 452 1,483 1995 Shantou (Guangdong)
23°19′54.5″N 116°44′41.7″E / 23.331806°N 116.744917°E / 23.331806; 116.744917 (Shantou Bay Bridge)
 China [88]
Fengdu Bridge-2.jpg 95 Fengdu Bridge 450 1,476 1997 Fengdu County (Chongqing)
29°51′19.5″N 107°40′11″E / 29.855417°N 107.66972°E / 29.855417; 107.66972 (Fengdu Bridge)
 China [89]
Manhattan Bridge 2007.jpg 96 Manhattan Bridge 448 1,470 1909 New York City (New York)
40°42′24.4″N 73°59′25.5″W / 40.706778°N 73.990417°W / 40.706778; -73.990417 (Manhattan Bridge)
 United States [80]
Lysefjorden - bridge from below.JPG 97 Lysefjord Bridge 446 1,463 1997 Forsand (Rogaland)
58°55′26.1″N 6°5′53.4″E / 58.923917°N 6.098167°E / 58.923917; 6.098167 (Lysefjord Bridge)
 Norway [90]
Halifax - NS - Pylon der Angus L. Macdonald Bridge.jpg 98 Angus L. Macdonald Bridge 441 1,447 1955 Halifax (Nova Scotia)
44°39′45.8″N 63°35′8.6″W / 44.662722°N 63.585722°W / 44.662722; -63.585722 (Angus L. Macdonald Bridge)
 Canada [91]
99 Shuangyong Bridge 430 1,411 2012 Liuzhou (Guangxi)
24°23′32.5″N 109°25′30.7″E / 24.392361°N 109.425194°E / 24.392361; 109.425194 (Shuangyong Bridge)
 China
A. Murray MacKay Bridge.jpg 100 A. Murray MacKay Bridge 427 1,401 1970 Halifax (Nova Scotia)
44°40′37.7″N 63°36′45.5″W / 44.677139°N 63.612639°W / 44.677139; -63.612639 (A. Murray MacKay Bridge)
 Canada [92]
Triborough Bridge and Hell Gate New York City Queens-edit.jpg 101 Suspension section of the Triborough Bridge 421 1,381 1936 New York City (New York)
40°46′46.5″N 73°55′35.7″W / 40.779583°N 73.926583°W / 40.779583; -73.926583 (Triborough Bridge)
 United States [93]
Älvsborg Bridge.jpg 102 Älvsborg Bridge 417 1,368 1966 Gothenburg (Västra Götaland County)
57°41′27″N 11°54′5″E / 57.69083°N 11.90139°E / 57.69083; 11.90139 (Älvsborg Bridge)
 Sweden [94]
103 Ganzhou Bridge 408 1,339 2010 Ganzhou (Jiangxi)
25°54′10.4″N 114°56′8.5″E / 25.902889°N 114.935694°E / 25.902889; 114.935694 (Ganzhou Bridge)
 China
x Taohuayu Yellow River Bridge 406 1,332 2013 Zhengzhou (Henan)
34°57′34.2″N 113°28′51.9″E / 34.959500°N 113.481083°E / 34.959500; 113.481083 (Taohuayu Yellow River Bridge)
 China [95]
Cau Thuan Phuoc (AH)2.jpg 104 Thuan Phuoc Bridge 405 1,329 2009 Da Nang (South Central Coast)
16°5′42.7″N 108°13′13.8″E / 16.095194°N 108.220500°E / 16.095194; 108.220500 (Thuan Phuoc Bridge)
 Vietnam [96]
Namhae Bridge-edit.jpg 105 Namhae Bridge 404 1,325 1973 Namhaedo (South Gyeongsang Province)
34°56′38.9″N 127°52′19.9″E / 34.944139°N 127.872194°E / 34.944139; 127.872194 (Namhae Bridge)
 South Korea [97]
Pont aquitaine.jpg 106 Aquitaine Bridge 394 1,293 1967 Bordeaux  France [98]
Linked photo 107 Amu Darya Pipeline Bridge 390 1,280 1963[99] Bukhara-Urganch Road, near Lebap  Uzbekistan
 Turkmenistan
[100]
x Beipanjiang River 2003 Bridge 388 1,273 2003 near Huajiang (Guizhou)
 China [101]
SFOBBESR2013-07-07.jpg 108 San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge (Eastern Section). 385 1,263 2013 San Francisco – Oakland, California, US  United States [102]
x Hongguang Bridge 380 1,247 2004 Liuzhou (Guangxi)
 China
x Lancangjiang Bridge 380 1,247 2005 Nanjian (Yunnan)
 China
Rodenkirchener Brücke.jpg 109 Cologne Rodenkirchen Bridge (twin bridge) 378 1,240 1954
1995
Cologne  Germany [103]
StJohnsBridge.jpg 110 St. Johns Bridge 368 1,207   1931 Portland, Oregon  United States [104]
Waka-To O-hashi.JPG 111 Wakato Bridge 367 1,204 1962 Kitakyūshū  Japan [105]
MtHopeBridge.jpg 112 Mount Hope Bridge 366 1,200 1929 Mount Hope Bay, Rhode Island  United States [106]
Ogdensburg-Prescott Bridge.JPG 113 Ogdensburg Prescott International Bridge (Seaway Skyway) 351 1,151 1960 Ogdensburg, New York - Prescott, Ontario, Canada  United States
 Canada
[107]
Pingsheng Bridge-edit2.jpg 114 Pingsheng Bridge (Self anchored suspension bridge) 350 1,148 2006 Foshan, Guangdong  China [108]
x Jiaolongba Bridge 345 1,132 2005 Markam (Tibet)
 China [109]
Ponte Hercilio Luz - Dezembro 1996 - by Sérgio Schmiegelow.jpg 115 Hercilio Luz Bridge 340 1,115 1926 Florianopolis  Brazil [110]
Xixi Bridge-1.jpg 116 Xixi Bridge 338 1,109 2001 Linquanzhen, Guizhou  China [111]
New Bidwell Bar Bridge Oroville CA.jpg 116 New Bidwell Bar Bridge 338 1,108 1965 Oroville, California  United States [112]
Varoddbruene 01.jpg 118 Old Varodd Bridge 337 1,106 1956 Kristiansand  Norway [113]
Tamar Bridge Cornwall Devon.jpg 119 Tamar Bridge 335 1,086 1961 Plymouth-Saltash  United Kingdom [114]
Fedafjorden bru 2010-07-04-edit.jpg 119 Feda Fjord Bridge (no) 331 1,100 2006 Feda, Vest-Agder  Norway [115]
Deer Island Bridge.jpg 121 Deer Isle Bridge 329 1,088 1939 Penobscot Bay, Maine  United States [116]
The Chirundu Bridge-edit.jpg 122 Otto Beit Bridge 328 1,085 1939 Chirundu, Zambia to Chirundu, Zimbabwe  Zambia
 Zimbabwe
[117]
x Sanchaji Bridge 328 1,085 2006 Changsha (Hunan)
 China
Rombak Bridge-2.jpg 123 Rombak Bridge 325 1,066 1964 Nordland  Norway [118]
Rorvik lofoten.jpg 123 Nærøysund Bridge 325 1,066 1981 Nord-Trøndelag  Norway
SimonKentonBridgeSmall.jpg 125 Simon Kenton Bridge 323 1,060 1932 Maysville, Kentucky  United States [119]
Bridge iledorleans.JPG 125 Île d'Orléans Bridge 323 1,059 1936 Quebec City  Canada [120]
CovingtonKY JARoeblingBridge.jpg 127 John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge 322 1,057 1867 Cincinnati, Ohio  United States [121]
Dent bridge small.jpg 128 Dent Bridge 320 1,050 1971 Orofino, Idaho  United States [122]
128 President Guillermo Billinghurst Bridge 320 1,050 2011 Puerto Maldonado (Madre de Dios Region)  Peru [123][124]
Cologne Mulheim Bridge small.jpg 130 Cologne Mülheim Bridge 315 1,033 1951 Cologne  Germany [125]
Wheeling Suspension Bridge.jpg 131 Wheeling Suspension Bridge 308 1,010 1849 Wheeling, West Virginia to Ohio over the Ohio River  United States [126]
x Leinli Bridge 305 1,001 2010 Pinlaung (Shan State)
 Burma [109]
Revelstoke Bridge.jpg 132 Revelstoke Bridge 300 985 1961 Revelstoke, British Columbia  Canada [127]
Konohana Ohashi Osaka.jpg 132 Konohana Bridge 300 984 1987 Osaka  Japan [128]
Viaduc-du-chavanon cropped.jpg 132 Chavanon Viaduct 300 984 2000 Merlines and Messeix (Chavanon Valley)  France [129]
Yeongjong Bridge small.jpg 132 Yeongjong Grand Bridge (Self-anchored suspension bridge) 300 984 2000 Incheon  South Korea [130]

Bridges under construction[edit]

Most of the large suspension bridges built in recent years have been in the People's Republic of China. As the following list shows, most of the bridges under construction are also in China.

    Name Main
span
metres
Main
span
feet
Year to open Location Country
İzmit Bay Bridge 1,550 5,085 2017 Gebze - Altınova (Marmara)
40°45′15″N 29°30′55″E / 40.75417°N 29.51528°E / 40.75417; 29.51528 (İzmit Bay Bridge)
 Turkey [131]
Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge p8 Jan 2014 1.jpg Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge 1,408 4,619 2015 Istanbul (Marmara)
41°12′31″N 29°7′5″E / 41.20861°N 29.11806°E / 41.20861; 29.11806 (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge)
 Turkey [132]
Longjiang River Bridge 1,196 3,924 2015 Wuhexiang (Yunnan)
24°50′19.7″N 98°40′19.9″E / 24.838806°N 98.672194°E / 24.838806; 98.672194 (Longjiang River Bridge)
 China [133]
Longmen Bridge (Guangxi) 1,160 3,806 2016 Fangchenggang - Qinzhou (Guangxi)
21°45′11.2″N 108°33′18.9″E / 21.753111°N 108.555250°E / 21.753111; 108.555250 (Longmen Bridge (Guangxi))
 China
Ulsan Bridge 1,150 3,773 2014 Ulsan
35°30′14″N 129°23′31″E / 35.50389°N 129.39194°E / 35.50389; 129.39194 (Ulsan Bridge)
 South Korea [134]
Hålogaland Bridge 1,145 3,757 2017 Rombaken, Narvik  Norway
Second Namhae Bridge 890 2,920 2016 Namhaedo (South Gyeongsang Province)
34°56′34.4″N 127°51′58.6″E / 34.942889°N 127.866278°E / 34.942889; 127.866278 (Second Namhae Bridge)
 South Korea [135]
Cuntan Bridge 880 2,887 2016 Chongqing
29°37′14.2″N 106°36′21.8″E / 29.620611°N 106.606056°E / 29.620611; 106.606056 (Cuntan Bridge)
 China
Jeokgeum Bridge 850 2,790 2014 Ucheon - Jeokgeum (South Jeolla Province)
34°37′43″N 127°30′15″E / 34.62861°N 127.50417°E / 34.62861; 127.50417 (Jeokgeum Bridge)
 South Korea [136]
Yingwuzhou Bridge 850 (x2) 2,790 (x2) 2015 Wuhan (Hubei)
30°32′2.6″N 114°16′36.8″E / 30.534056°N 114.276889°E / 30.534056; 114.276889 (Yingwuzhou Bridge)
 China [137]
Puli Bridge 628 2,060 2015 Pulixiang (Yunnan)
26°19′20.6″N 104°35′16″E / 26.322389°N 104.58778°E / 26.322389; 104.58778 (Puli Bridge)
 China [138]
Dimuhe River Bridge 538 1,765 2015 Liupanshui (Guizhou)
26°39′15″N 105°4′14.8″E / 26.65417°N 105.070778°E / 26.65417; 105.070778 (Dimuhe River Bridge)
 China [139]
Dandeung Bridge 400 1,312 2014 Shinsido Island - Munyeodo Island (North Jeolla Province)
35°48′42.8″N 126°26′33.8″E / 35.811889°N 126.442722°E / 35.811889; 126.442722 (Dandeung Bridge)
 South Korea [140]

Planned and proposed bridges[edit]

Name Location Main
span
Status Notes
Gibraltar Bridge Spain to Morocco Very long Proposed Some designs have suspension spans of several miles. The suspension cables of a very long bridge might be suspended from the ends of cable-stayed struts extending diagonally from huge pylons. However, as of 2008, the feasibility of a tunnel is being considered instead.
Sognebrua Sognefjorden, Norway 3,700 m (12,100 ft) Proposed One of several proposals for crossing the 1300m deep fjord as part of making the E39 highway along Norway's west coast ferry-free. The bridge would utilize two towers 450 m tall and have a maximum clearance above water of 70 m. Plans call for the highway project, including this crossing, to finish by 2025.
Strait of Messina Bridge Sicily to mainland Italy 3,300 m (10,800 ft) Preliminary work The project was canceled on 11 October 2006 by the Romano Prodi-led government amid controversy concerning the bridge's cost.[141] The new government from 2008 led by Silvio Berlusconi wanted to pick up the project again. Preliminary works were to begin in December 2009. The main construction was expected to begin in 2012. As of February 2013, the project has again been cancelled.
Sunda Strait Bridge Java to Sumatra, Indonesia about 3,000 m (9,800 ft) Preliminary work This project has been approved by the Indonesian government. If completed, it will not only be the world's longest suspension bridge (26 km), but will also have a main span of about 3,000 m (9,800 ft)—roughly fifty percent longer than the current record.[142]
Malacca Strait Bridge Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia to Sumatra, Indonesia 2,600 m (8,500 ft) Preliminary work Joint project between the Malaysian and Indonesian governments for a 48 km long crossing. Included is a suspension span of 2,600 m and a cable-stayed span of 1,200 m; making both longer than any existing in their category.
Storfjord Bridge Storfjorden, Norway 2,300 m (7,500 ft) Plans under consideration Will replace the ferry connecting the municipalities of Sykkylven and Ålesund as well as being part of the "ferry-free E39" project. Unusually, the proposed design will have the roadway split around single column towers.
Çanakkale Suspension Bridge Crossing the Dardanelles, Turkey 2,023 m (6,637 ft) Proposed The bridge will be part of the Çanakkale-Tekirdağ-Kınalı-Balıkesir highway project. The construction tender is expected to be given in 2015.[143]
Edvard Grieg Bridge Halsafjord, Norway about 2,000 m (6,600 ft) Proposed The bridge will replace a ferry, and reduce the driving time between Trondheim and Molde by 34 minutes.
Mao Zedong Bridge Qiongzhou Strait, China about 2,000 m (6,600 ft) Preliminary work A suspension bridge is being considered to cross the 22.5 km wide Qiongzhou Strait.[144] One design consists of four bridges strung together with four main spans of 2,000 m, two main-spans of 1,800 m, five anchorages and 10 towers.[145] If completed this bridge will assume six of the top seven longest spans.
Chacao Channel bridge Chiloé to mainland Chile 1,100 m (3,600 ft) Tender This unusual design has two main spans of 1,055 m and 1,100 m without an anchorage between them. Construction was supposed to begin in 2007 and completed in 2012, but because of cost overruns, the project is now on hold.

History of longest suspension spans[edit]

Bridge Location length
m (ft)
Year became
longest span
Notes
Maya Bridge at Yaxchilan Mexico 62 m (203 ft) 600 Hemp-rope simple suspension footbridge. Existence unproven. No longer standing.
Old Chain-Bridge at Chaksam.jpg Chakzam Bridge Tibet 137 m (449 ft) 1430 Chain suspension footbridge south of Lhasa, built by Thangtong Gyalpo. Reported still in use by British spies in 1878. Later (before 1904) fell into disuse after river course changed, swamping the northern end.[146] Dynamited by Red Chinese soldiers after the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950.[147]
Union Chain Bridge.jpg Union Bridge UK 137 m (449 ft) 1820 The oldest in the world still in use today.
Menai Suspension Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 79009.jpg Menai Suspension Bridge UK 176 m (577 ft) 1826
Zähringen Bridge circa 1920.jpg Zähringen Bridge Switzerland 271 m (889 ft) 1834 The bridge was removed in the 1920s.
Wheeling Suspension Bridge.jpg Wheeling Suspension Bridge West Virginia - Ohio 308 m (1,010 ft) 1849 The longest deck span from 1849 until 1866, and the oldest vehicular suspension bridge in use in the United States.
Queenston-Lewiston Bridge 1915.jpg Queenston-Lewiston Bridge US and Canada 317 m (1,040 ft) 1851 The longest cable span from 1851 until it was destroyed by wind in 1864. However, the road deck span was only 258 meters long.
CovingtonKY JARoeblingBridge.jpg John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge Kentucky - Ohio 322 m (1,056 ft) 1866
New Suspension Bridge - Niagara Falls.jpg Niagara Clifton Bridge US and Canada 384 m (1,260 ft) 1869 Replaced in 1899.
Brooklyn Bridge Postdlf.jpg Brooklyn Bridge New York City, US 486 m (1,594 ft) 1883
WilliamsburgBridge1903 crop.jpg Williamsburg Bridge New York City, US 488 m (1,601 ft) 1903 It was the longest suspension span but not the longest span of all bridges. The Forth Railway Bridge with two spans of 521 m was longer.
Bear Mountain Bridge from below.jpg Bear Mountain Bridge New York, US 497 m (1,631 ft) 1924 It was the longest suspension span but not the longest span of all bridges. The Quebec Bridge with a span of 549 m was longer. The first suspension bridge to have a concrete deck. The construction methods pioneered in building it would make possible several much larger projects to follow.
2012 Ben Franklin Bridge and Race Street Pier.jpg Benjamin Franklin Bridge Pennsylvania - New Jersey, US 533 m (1,749 ft) 1926 It was the longest suspension span but not the longest span of all bridges.
Ambassador bridge in Windsor1.jpg Ambassador Bridge US and Canada 564 m (1,850 ft) 1929 Since this bridge was built, the record for longest bridge span has only been held by suspension bridges.
George Washington Bridge, HAER NY-129-28.jpg George Washington Bridge New York - New Jersey, US 1,067 m (3,501 ft) 1931 The first span longer than 1 km.
Golden Gate Bridge Clear.JPG Golden Gate Bridge California 1,280 m (4,200 ft) 1937
New York City Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.jpg Verrazano-Narrows Bridge New York City, US 1,298 m (4,259 ft) 1964
Humber Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1516611.jpg Humber Bridge Great Britain 1,410 m (4,630 ft) 1981
Akashi bridge.jpg Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge Japan 1,991 m (6,532 ft) 1998 The longest span since 1998.

The first main span longer than 1-mile (1.6 km).

Sources: [148][149][150]

Other record holding suspension bridges[edit]

See also[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Podolny, Jr., Walter; Goodyear, David (2006). "Cable-suspended bridges". In Roger L. Brockenbrough. Structural steel designer's handbook : AISC, AASHTO, AISI, ASTM, AREMA, and ASCE-07 design standards (4 ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. pp. 15.13–15.16. ISBN 0071432183. —includes a list of major suspension bridges by length

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