List of longest cantilever bridge spans

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This list of cantilever bridges ranks the world's cantilever bridges by the length of their main span. A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers: structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end.

Completed cantilever bridges[edit]

This list only includes bridges that carry automobiles or trains. It does not include suspension bridges, cable-stayed bridges, footbridges or pipeline bridges. The span must be 750 feet (229 m) or over to be included in the list.

Note: Click on each bridge's rank to go to the bridge's website. The list may be incomplete. Sourced additions are welcomed.
Rank Name Location Main span in meters (feet) Completed
Pont de Québec vu du Parc aquarium du Québec.JPG 1 Pont de Québec
(longest from 1917 to present)
Quebec City and Lévis,  Canada 549 (1,800) 1917
Scotland-2016-Aerial-Edinburgh-Forth Bridge.jpg 2 Forth Bridge
(longest from 1890 to 1917)
Lothian/Fife,  Scotland,  United Kingdom 521 (1,710) x2 1890
Minato Ohashi Osaka JPN 001.jpg 3 Minato Bridge Osaka,  Japan 510 (1,673) 1973
Commodore Barry Bridge From Ferry Rd.jpg 4 Commodore Barry Bridge Chester, Pennsylvania, to Bridgeport, New Jersey,  United States 501 (1,644) 1974
CrescentCityConnection.jpg 5 Crescent City Connection
New Orleans, Louisiana,  United States 480 (1,575) 1958 (eastbound)
1988 (westbound)
Howrah Bridge, Kolkata.jpg 6 Howrah Bridge Kolkata, West Bengal,  India 457 (1,500) 1943
Cool looking bridge over the Mississippi on the Great River Road.jpg 7 Veterans Memorial Bridge
Gramercy, Louisiana,  United States 445 (1,460) 1995
Tokyo Gate Bridge-1.jpg 8 Tokyo Gate Bridge Tokyo,  Japan 440 (1,443) 2012
EasternSFO OAKBrFromTI.jpg 9 San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (east Bay span) San Francisco, California,  United States 427 (1,400) 1936
(demolished 2016)
View Of Campbellton.jpeg 10 J. C. Van Horne Bridge Campbellton, New Brunswick, to Pointe-à-la-Croix, Quebec,  Canada 380 (1,247) 1961
Astoria-Megler Bridge01 2008-02-26.jpg 11 Astoria–Megler Bridge Astoria, Oregon, to Point Ellice near Megler, Washington,  United States 376 (1,232) 1966
Horace Wilkinson Bridge southeast.jpg 12 Horace Wilkinson Bridge Baton Rouge, Louisiana,  United States 376 (1,235) 1968
TappanZeeBridgeFromBelow.JPG 13 Tappan Zee Bridge Nyack, New York,  United States 369 (1,212) 1955
(demolished 2019)
Lewis&ClarkBridgeSP.jpg 14 Lewis and Clark Bridge Longview, Washington,  United States 366 (1,200) 1930
Queensboro Bridge from Manhattan side.jpg 15 Queensboro Bridge New York, New York,  United States 360 (1,182) 1909
Carquinez Bridge 2 (cropped).jpg 16 Carquinez Bridge
(parallel spans)
Vallejo, California,  United States 335 (1,100) x2 1927 (southbound; demolished in 2007)
1958 (northbound)
Ironworkers Memorial Bridge Vancouver BC.jpg 17 Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing Vancouver, British Columbia,  Canada 335 (1,100) 1960
El Ferdan Railway Bridge.jpg 18 El Ferdan Railway Bridge near Ismailia,  Egypt 335 (1,100) 2001
Jacques-Cartier bridge.JPG 19 Jacques Cartier Bridge Montreal, Quebec,  Canada 334 (1,096) 1930
HartBridgeJax.jpg 20 Hart Bridge Jacksonville, Florida,  United States 331.6 (1,088) 1967
Shibanpo Bridge in Chongqing.jpg 21 Shibanpo Yangtze River Bridge Chongqing,  China 330 (1,080) 2006
Richmond-San Rafeal Bridge wide.jpg 22 Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Richmond, California,  United States 326 (1,070) x2 1956
Silas N. Pearman & Grace Memorial Bridges (Charleston, South Carolina).jpg 23 John P. Grace Memorial Bridge Charleston, South Carolina,  United States 320 (1,050) 1929
(demolished in 2006)
Newburgh-Beacon Bridge 2.jpg 24 Newburgh-Beacon Bridge Newburgh, New York,  United States 305 (1,000) 1963 (westbound)
1981 (eastbound)
Stolmabrua01-edit.JPG 25 Stolma Bridge Austevoll,  Norway 301 (988) 1998
Raftsund bridge.jpg 26 Raftsund Bridge Vesterålen,  Norway 298 (978) 1998
Sundøybrua 002.JPG 27 Sundøy Bridge Nordland,  Norway 298 (978) 2003
Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge 28 Martin Luther King Bridge St. Louis, Missouri,  United States 294 (964) 1950
BNE-StoryBridge-fromCityCat.jpg 29 Story Bridge Brisbane, Queensland,  Australia 282 (924) 1940
Caruthersville Bridge1.jpg 30 Caruthersville Bridge Caruthersville, Missouri,  United States 280 (919) 1975
Day 10- The Silver Memorial Bridge.jpg 31 Silver Memorial Bridge Henderson, West Virginia,  United States 274 (900) 1969
Ravenswood Bridge.jpg 32 Ravenswood Bridge Ravenswood, West Virginia to Meigs County, Ohio,  United States 274 (900) 1981
WV Pleasants St. Marys 08 109-edit.jpg 33 Carpenter Bridge St. Marys, West Virginia,  United States 274 (900) 1987
Carl Perkins Bridge 1.jpg 34 Carl Perkins Bridge Portsmouth, Ohio,  United States 274 (900) 1987
North Span Bluewater Bridge (Port Huron Mich).jpg 35 Blue Water Bridge Port Huron, Michigan,  United States to Sarnia, Ontario,  Canada 265 (871) 1938
Vicksburg-bridge.JPG 36 Vicksburg Bridge Vicksburg, Mississippi,  United States 263 (870) 1973
Before demolition 37 Sunshine Skyway Bridge Tampa Bay, Florida,  United States 263 (864)[1] 1954 (original span)
1969 (second span)
Demolished 1993; replaced with cable-stayed bridge
Foresthill bridge 1978.jpg 38 Foresthill Bridge Foresthill, California,  United States 263 (862) 1972
Branko's Bridge in Belgrade by night.JPG 39 Branko's Bridge Belgrade,  Serbia 261 (856) 1957
GatewayBridge800.jpg 40 Gateway Bridge Brisbane, Queensland,  Australia 260 (853) 1986
Varoddbruene 01.jpg 41 New Varodd Bridge Kristiansand, Vest-Agder,  Norway 260 (853) 1993
Huey P Long Bridge Baton Rouge northwest 1.jpg 42 Huey P. Long Bridge Baton Rouge, Louisiana,  United States 258 (848) x2 1940
Old ferry landing-edit.jpg 43 Natchez-Vidalia Bridge Natchez, Mississippi,  United States 258 (846) x2 1940 (westbound)
1988 (eastbound)
44 Cornwall Bridge Cornwall, Ontario,  Canada 257 (843) 1899
(demolished 1958)
BrownvilleBridge.jpg 45 Brownville Bridge Brownville, Nebraska,  United States 257 (840) 1939
Us82 Greenville Bridge.jpg 46 Benjamin G. Humphreys Bridge Greenville, Mississippi,  United States 257 (840) 1940
(demolished 2011)
Brent Spence Bridge 2018.jpg 47 Brent Spence Bridge Covington, Kentucky,  United States 253 (830) 1963
Mississippi Railroad Bridge Vicksburg.jpg 48 Old Vicksburg Bridge Vicksburg, Mississippi,  United States 251 (825) 1930
SunShine Bridge.jpg 49 Sunshine Bridge St. James Parish, Louisiana,  United States 251 (825) 1964
Clarkmemorial.jpg 50 George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge Louisville, Kentucky,  United States 250 (820) x2 1929
Skye Road Bridge.JPG 51 Skye Bridge Skye,  Scotland,  United Kingdom 250 (820) 1995
Confederation Bridge 2007.jpg 52 Confederation Bridge Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island, to Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick,  Canada 250 (820) x43 1997
Mathews Bridge from the Saint Johns River.jpg 53 Matthews Bridge Jacksonville, Florida,  United States 246 (810) 1953
Helena Bridge.jpg 54 Helena Bridge Helena, Arkansas,  United States 245 (804) 1961
Tobin bridge 2009f.JPG 55 Tobin Bridge Boston, Massachusetts (Charlestown-Chelsea, MA,  United States 244 (800) 1950
CairoOhioRiverBridge.jpg 56 Cairo Ohio River Bridge Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois,  United States 240 (800) x2 1937
Hueylongbridge.jpg 57 Huey P. Long Bridge Jefferson Parish, Louisiana,  United States 238 (790) 1935
(widened 2013)
Silas N. Pearman & Grace Memorial Bridges (Charleston, South Carolina).jpg 58 Silas N. Pearman Bridge Charleston, SC,  United States 230 (760) 1966
(demolished 2006)
Outerbridge Crossing.jpg 59 Outerbridge Crossing Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and southwestern Staten Island, New York City, New York,  United States 229 (750) 1928
60 Beğendik Bridge
Turkey's longest main span cantilever bridge
Pervari, Siirt Province,  Turkey 210 (690) 2020

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barker, R.M.; Puckett, J. A. (2013). Design of Highway Bridges: An LRFD Approach. Wiley. p. 21. ISBN 9781118332832. Retrieved 2015-08-27.