List of pontoon bridges

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These pontoon bridges are semi-permanent floating bridges located throughout the world. Four of the five longest floating bridges in the world are in Washington State.

Poland, Gdańsk-Sobieszewo — pontoon bridge on Martwa Wisla (Dead Vistula)
Queen Emma bridge, Curaçao
Sozh Floating Bridge in Belarus
1901 photograph of The Old Howrah Bridge

List[edit]

Australia[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Canada[edit]

China[edit]

Curaçao[edit]

  • Queen Emma Bridge
    • A pontoon bridge from Punda to Otrabanda across the harbor of Willemstad on the island of Curaçao. Notable because this permanent bridge is hinged and opens regularly to enable the passage of oceangoing vessels.[1]
    • Span 548 feet (167 m)

Guyana[edit]

India[edit]

  • Howrah Bridge
    • Completed 1874.
    • Decommissioned 1943
    • This bridge, connected Howrah and Calcutta on opposite banks of Hooghly River, was built using timber on pontoon and was opened to let river traffic through.

Norway[edit]

Turkey[edit]

  • Galata Bridge
    • Completed 1875. Spans 2,985 feet (910 m).
    • Decommissioned 1992.
    • This floating bridge crossed the Golden Horn in Turkey. After it was damaged by a 1992 fire, it was towed up the Golden Horn to make way for the fifth and current Galata Bridge, a bascule bridge.

United Arab Emirates[edit]

United States[edit]

Eastbank Esplanade floating bridge in Portland, Oregon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "album - Pontoon Bridge, Willemstad". boldts.net. Retrieved 2010-09-02.