List of longest arch bridge spans

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This list of the longest arch bridge spans ranks the world's arch bridges by the length of their main span. The length of the main span is the most common way to rank bridges as it usually correlates with the engineering complexity involved in designing and constructing the bridge.[1] If one bridge has a longer span than another it does not necessarily mean that the bridge is longer from shore to shore or from abutment to abutment.

Completed bridges[edit]

    Rank Name Span Material Year opened Location Country Ref
Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 1 Chaotianmen Bridge 552 m (1,811 ft) steel 2009 Chongqing
29°35′18.8″N 106°34′39.3″E / 29.588556°N 106.577583°E / 29.588556; 106.577583 (Chaotianmen Bridge)
 China
Lupu Bridge, Huangpu River.JPG 2 Lupu Bridge 550 m (1,804 ft) steel 2003 Shanghai
31°11′27.8″N 121°28′35.7″E / 31.191056°N 121.476583°E / 31.191056; 121.476583 (Lupu Bridge)
 China
New River Gorge Bridge West Virginia 244750516.jpg 3 New River Gorge Bridge 518 m (1,699 ft) steel 1977 Fayetteville (West Virginia)
38°4′8.6″N 81°4′58.2″W / 38.069056°N 81.082833°W / 38.069056; -81.082833 (New River Gorge Bridge)
 United States
Bosideng Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 4 Bosideng Bridge 512 m (1,680 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2012 Hejiang County (Sichuan)
28°53′31.9″N 105°52′47.1″E / 28.892194°N 105.879750°E / 28.892194; 105.879750 (Bosideng Bridge)
 China [2]
Bayonne Bridge Collins Pk jeh-2.JPG 5 Bayonne Bridge 510 m (1,673 ft) steel 1931 Kill Van Kull (New Jersey, New York)
40°38′30.7″N 74°8′31.5″W / 40.641861°N 74.142083°W / 40.641861; -74.142083 (Bayonne Bridge)
 United States
SydneyHarbourBridge1 gobeirne.jpg 6 Sydney Harbour Bridge 503 m (1,650 ft) steel 1932 Sydney
33°51′6.9″S 151°12′39.1″E / 33.851917°S 151.210861°E / -33.851917; 151.210861 (Sydney Harbour Bridge)
 Australia
YangtzeRiverBridge.jpg 7 Wushan Bridge 460 m (1,509 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2005 Wushan (Chongqing)
31°3′47″N 109°54′7.6″E / 31.06306°N 109.902111°E / 31.06306; 109.902111 (Wushan Bridge)
 China [3]
8 Xijiang Railway Bridge 450 m (1,476 ft) steel 2014 Zhaoqing (Guangdong)
23°7′28.9″N 112°24′7.8″E / 23.124694°N 112.402167°E / 23.124694; 112.402167 (Xijiang Railway Bridge)
 China
Mingzhou Bridge.jpg 9 Mingzhou Bridge 450 m (1,476 ft) steel 2011 Ningbo (Zhejiang)
29°54′48.1″N 121°39′4.1″E / 29.913361°N 121.651139°E / 29.913361; 121.651139 (Mingzhou Bridge)
 China
Zhijinghe River Bridge-1.jpg 10 Zhijinghe River Bridge 430 m (1,411 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2009 Dazhipingzhen (Hubei)
30°37′33.5″N 110°11′48.8″E / 30.625972°N 110.196889°E / 30.625972; 110.196889 (Zhijinghe River Bridge)
 China
Bridge at Guangzhou-2.jpg 11 Xinguang Bridge 428 m (1,404 ft) steel 2008 Guangzhou (Guangdong)
23°3′10″N 113°19′18.2″E / 23.05278°N 113.321722°E / 23.05278; 113.321722 (Xinguang Bridge)
 China [4]
Wanxian Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 12 Wanxian Bridge 420 m (1,378 ft) concrete 1997 Wanzhou District (Chongqing)
30°45′34.6″N 108°25′9.4″E / 30.759611°N 108.419278°E / 30.759611; 108.419278 (Wanxian Bridge)
 China [5]
Caiyuanba Bridge, Chongqing-1.jpg 13 Caiyuanba Bridge 420 m (1,378 ft) steel 2007 Chongqing
29°32′35.6″N 106°32′52.6″E / 29.543222°N 106.547944°E / 29.543222; 106.547944 (Caiyuanba Bridge)
 China [6][7]
Krk Bridge Tihi Kanal-3.jpg 14 Krk Bridge 416 m (1,365 ft) concrete 1980 Krk
45°14′50.5″N 14°34′14.5″E / 45.247361°N 14.570694°E / 45.247361; 14.570694 (Krk Bridge)
 Croatia
Lianxiang bridge.jpg 15 Lianxiang Bridge 400 m (1,312 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2007 Xiangtan (Hunan)
27°53′24″N 112°57′28.2″E / 27.89000°N 112.957833°E / 27.89000; 112.957833 (Lianxiang Bridgeg)
 China [8][9]
Bridge near Three Gorges, Yangtze, China.jpg 16 Daninghe Bridge 400 m (1,312 ft) steel 2010 Wushan (Chongqing)
31°6′48.7″N 109°53′22.9″E / 31.113528°N 109.889694°E / 31.113528; 109.889694 (Daninghe Bridge)
 China [10]
Fremont Bridge.jpg 17 Fremont Bridge 382 m (1,253 ft) steel 1973 Portland (Oregon)
45°32′16.6″N 122°40′58.6″W / 45.537944°N 122.682944°W / 45.537944; -122.682944 (Fremont Bridge)
 United States
Hiroshima Airport Bridege 2012 12edit.jpg 18 Hiroshima Airport Bridge 380 m (1,247 ft) steel 2010 Hiroshima
34°27′26.7″N 132°55′37.2″E / 34.457417°N 132.927000°E / 34.457417; 132.927000 (Hiroshima Airport Bridge)
 Japan
Бургинский мост с воздуха.jpg 19 Bugrinsky Bridge 380 m (1,247 ft) steel 2014 Novosibirsk (Novosibirsk Oblast)
54°58′29.9″N 82°57′44.8″E / 54.974972°N 82.962444°E / 54.974972; 82.962444 (Pont Olovozavodskoy)
 Russia [11]
20 Maocaojie Bridge 368 m (1,207 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2006 Yiyang (Hunan)
29°3′43″N 112°18′7″E / 29.06194°N 112.30194°E / 29.06194; 112.30194 (Maocaojie Bridge)
 China [12]
Port Mann Bridge.jpg 21 Old Port Mann Bridge 366 m (1,201 ft) steel 1964 Surrey (British Columbia)
49°13′5.6″N 122°48′41.8″W / 49.218222°N 122.811611°W / 49.218222; -122.811611 (Port Mann Bridge)
 Canada
22 Zhaohua Jialing River Bridge 364 m (1,194 ft) concrete 2012 Guangyuan (Sichuan)
32°18′4.1″N 105°43′56.2″E / 32.301139°N 105.732278°E / 32.301139; 105.732278 (Zhaohua Jialing River Bridge)
 China [13]
Ždákovský most 04.jpg 23 Žďákov Bridge 362 m (1,188 ft) steel 1967 Orlík nad Vltavou (South Bohemian Region)
49°30′15.8″N 14°11′0.6″E / 49.504389°N 14.183500°E / 49.504389; 14.183500 (Žďákov Bridge)
 Czech Republic [14]
Yanjisha bridge.jpg 24 Yajisha Bridge 360 m (1,181 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2000 Guangzhou (Guangdong)
23°3′36.4″N 113°16′8″E / 23.060111°N 113.26889°E / 23.060111; 113.26889 (Yajisha Bridge)
 China [15]
Wanzhou Yangtze River Railway Bridge1.JPG 25 Wanzhou Railway Bridge 360 m (1,181 ft) steel 2005 Wanzhou District (Chongqing)
30°46′11.2″N 108°24′59.5″E / 30.769778°N 108.416528°E / 30.769778; 108.416528 (Wanzhou Railway Bridge)
 China
US Navy 080813-N-6266K-036 American and Panamanian security forces practice water steering and maneuvering-edit.jpg 26 Bridge of the Americas 344 m (1,129 ft) steel 1962 Balboa (Panamá Province)
8°56′35″N 79°33′54″W / 8.94306°N 79.56500°W / 8.94306; -79.56500 (Bridge of the Americas)
 Panama
Xiaohe Bridge-1.jpg 27 Xiaohe River Bridge 338 m (1,109 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2010 Enshi City (Hubei)
30°11′39.3″N 109°13′35.7″E / 30.194250°N 109.226583°E / 30.194250; 109.226583 (Xiaohe River Bridge)
 China [16]
On the Way to Jiuhuashan, Taiping Bridge.jpg 28 Taipinghu Bridge 336 m (1,102 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2007 Huangshan City (Anhui)
30°19′46.8″N 117°57′3.9″E / 30.329667°N 117.951083°E / 30.329667; 117.951083 (Taipinghu Bridgeu)
 China [17]
The Dashengguan railway bridge1.jpg 29 Dashengguan Bridge 336 m (1,102 ft) steel 2009 Nanjing (Jiangsu)
31°57′35.4″N 118°37′51.5″E / 31.959833°N 118.630972°E / 31.959833; 118.630972 (Dashengguan Bridge)
 China [18]
Pont Laviolette.jpg 30 Laviolette Bridge 335 m (1,099 ft) steel 1967 Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
46°18′26.8″N 72°33′41.8″W / 46.307444°N 72.561611°W / 46.307444; -72.561611 (Laviolette Bridge)
 Canada
31 Nanning Yonghe Bridge 335 m (1,099 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2004 Nanning (Guangxi)
22°48′12.8″N 108°17′30.8″E / 22.803556°N 108.291889°E / 22.803556; 108.291889 (Nanning Yonghe Bridge)
 China [19]
Runcorn Bridge, geograph.jpg 32 Silver Jubilee Bridge 330 m (1,083 ft) steel 1961 Runcorn - Widnes (Cheshire)
53°20′44.1″N 2°44′17.6″W / 53.345583°N 2.738222°W / 53.345583; -2.738222 (Silver Jubilee Bridge)
 United Kingdom
33 Jiangjiehe Bridge 330 m (1,083 ft) concrete 1993 Weng'an County (Guizhou)
27°17′55.4″N 107°22′17.6″E / 27.298722°N 107.371556°E / 27.298722; 107.371556 (Jiangjiehe Bridge)
 China [20]
Bbridge.jpg 34 Birchenough Bridge 329 m (1,079 ft) steel 1935 Chipinge (Manicaland Province)
19°57′43.4″S 32°20′39.5″E / 19.962056°S 32.344306°E / -19.962056; 32.344306 (Birchenough Bridge)
 Zimbabwe
Roosevelt Lake Bridge 3 (Crop).jpg 35 Roosevelt Lake Bridge 329 m (1,079 ft) steel 1990 Gila County - Maricopa County (Arizona)
33°40′26″N 111°9′25.1″W / 33.67389°N 111.156972°W / 33.67389; -111.156972 (Roosevelt Lake Bridge)
 United States [21]
Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge - 2010-07.tif 36 Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge 323 m (1,060 ft) concrete 2010 Boulder City (Nevada, Arizona)
36°0′44.8″N 114°44′29.4″W / 36.012444°N 114.741500°W / 36.012444; -114.741500 (Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge)
 United States
Glen Dam bridge.JPG 37 Glen Canyon Dam Bridge 313 m (1,027 ft) steel 1959 Page (Arizona)
36°56′8.5″N 111°28′59.8″W / 36.935694°N 111.483278°W / 36.935694; -111.483278 (Glen Canyon Dam Bridge)
 United States
Pumiao Bridge.jpg 38 Yongjiang Bridge 312 m (1,024 ft) concrete 1996 Yongning District (Guangxi)
22°45′51.3″N 108°29′6.1″E / 22.764250°N 108.485028°E / 22.764250; 108.485028 (Yongjiang Bridge)
 China [22]
Chunan Nanpu Bridge.jpg 39 Chunan Nanpu Bridge 308 m (1,010 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2003 Chun'an County (Zhejiang)
29°40′4.1″N 118°49′28.4″E / 29.667806°N 118.824556°E / 29.667806; 118.824556 (Chunan Nanpu Bridge)
 China
Penteleihid1.JPG 40 Pentele Bridge 308 m (1,010 ft) steel 2007 Dunaújváros (Fejér County)
46°54′12.1″N 18°57′30″E / 46.903361°N 18.95833°E / 46.903361; 18.95833 (Pentele Bridge)
 Hungary [23]
Queenston Lewiston Bridge UpStream.jpg 41 Lewiston-Queenston Bridge 305 m (1,001 ft) steel 1962 Lewiston (New York) - Queenston (Ontario)
43°9′10.7″N 79°2′40.2″W / 43.152972°N 79.044500°W / 43.152972; -79.044500 (Lewiston-Queenston Bridge)
 United States
 Canada
Gladesville Bridge(2).jpg 42 Gladesville Bridge 305 m (1,001 ft) concrete 1964 Sydney
33°50′31.8″S 151°8′52.4″E / 33.842167°S 151.147889°E / -33.842167; 151.147889 (Gladesville Bridge)
 Australia
Van Brienenoordbrug.jpg 43 Van Brienenoordbrug (new, westbound) 305 m (1,001 ft) steel 1990 Rotterdam
51°54′12″N 4°32′35.7″E / 51.90333°N 4.543250°E / 51.90333; 4.543250 (Van Brienenoordbrug)
 Netherlands [24]
Shinkizugawa-Ohasi, Osaka02edit.jpg 44 Shin Kizugawa Bridge 305 m (1,001 ft) steel 1994 Osaka (Osaka Prefecture)
34°37′33″N 135°27′46.9″E / 34.62583°N 135.463028°E / 34.62583; 135.463028 (Shin Kizugawa Bridge)
 Japan [25]
Perrine Bridge Twin Falls2.jpg 45 Perrine Bridge 303 m (994 ft) steel 1974 Twin Falls (Idaho)
42°36′2.9″N 114°27′12.6″W / 42.600806°N 114.453500°W / 42.600806; -114.453500 (Perrine Bridge)
 United States
Putrajaya Bridge2 073.jpg 46 Seri Saujana Bridge 300 m (984 ft) steel 2003 Putrajaya
2°54′48.1″N 101°40′35.3″E / 2.913361°N 101.676472°E / 2.913361; 101.676472 (Seri Saujana Bridge)
 Malaysia
Foshan Dongping bridge.jpg 47 Chancheng Dongping Bridge 300 m (984 ft) steel 2006 Foshan (Guangdong)
22°58′39.1″N 113°7′4.1″E / 22.977528°N 113.117806°E / 22.977528; 113.117806 (Chancheng Dongping Bridge)
 China
Ling-Tie bridge in Nanning.jpg 48 Ling-Tie Bridge 300 m (984 ft) steel 2009 Nanning (Guangxi)
22°47′9″N 108°22′4.2″E / 22.78583°N 108.367833°E / 22.78583; 108.367833 (Ling-Tie Bridge)
 China
Karun 4 Arch Bridge.jpg 49 Karun 4 Arch Bridge 300 m

(984 ft)

steel 2015 Lordegan (Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari)

31°38′28.6″N 50°29′24.2″E / 31.641278°N 50.490056°E / 31.641278; 50.490056 (Karun 4 Arch Bridge)

 Iran [26]
50 Tsakona Arch Bridge 300 m (984 ft) metal 2016 Tsakona & Paradiseia (Arcadia & Messenia)
37°17′46″N 22°1′33″E / 37.29611°N 22.02583°E / 37.29611; 22.02583 (Tsakonas Arch Bridge)
 Greece
Hell Gate Bridge by Dave Frieder.jpg 51 Hell Gate Bridge 298 m (978 ft) steel 1916 New York City (New York)
40°46′56.6″N 73°55′18.4″W / 40.782389°N 73.921778°W / 40.782389; -73.921778 (Hell Gate Bridge)
 United States
Third bridge.jpg 52 Ohmishima Bridge 297 m (974 ft) steel 1979 Ohmishima Island - Hakata Island (Ehime)
34°12′57.7″N 133°3′20.3″E / 34.216028°N 133.055639°E / 34.216028; 133.055639 (Ohmishima Bridge)
 Japan [27]
Ondo Seto 音戸の瀬戸5.jpg 53 Second Ondo Bridge (ja) 292 m (958 ft) steel 2013[28] Ondochō (Hiroshima)
34°11′53.3″N 132°32′19.9″E / 34.198139°N 132.538861°E / 34.198139; 132.538861 (Second Ondo Bridge)
 Japan [29]
The ´Friendship Bridge´ between Paraguay and Brazil2.jpg 54 Friendship Bridge (Paraguay–Brazil) 290 m (951 ft) concrete 1965 Foz do Iguaçu (Paraná (state)) - Ciudad del Este (Alto Paraná Department)
25°30′34.3″S 54°36′4.1″W / 25.509528°S 54.601139°W / -25.509528; -54.601139 (Friendship Bridge (Paraguay–Brazil))
 Paraguay
 Brazil
Fengjie Meixi River Arch Bridge.JPG 55 Meixi River Bridge 288 m (945 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2001 Fengjie County (Chongqing)
31°3′40.2″N 109°31′5.8″E / 31.061167°N 109.518278°E / 31.061167; 109.518278 (Meixi River Bridge)
 China
Van Brienenoordbrug.jpg 56 Van Brienenoordbrug (old, eastbound) 287.5 m (943 ft) steel 1965 Rotterdam
51°54′12″N 4°32′35.7″E / 51.90333°N 4.543250°E / 51.90333; 4.543250 (Van Brienenoordbrug)
 Netherlands [30]
Rainbow Bridge(2).jpg 57 Rainbow Bridge (Niagara Falls) 286 m (938 ft) steel 1941 Niagara Falls (New York) - Niagara Falls (Ontario)
43°5′24.7″N 79°4′3.5″W / 43.090194°N 79.067639°W / 43.090194; -79.067639 (Rainbow Bridge (Niagara Falls))
 United States
 Canada
De Oversteek 01.jpg 58 De Oversteek bridge (nl) 285 m (935 ft) steel 2013 Nijmegen (Gelderland)
51°51′34″N 5°50′20″E / 51.85944°N 5.83889°E / 51.85944; 5.83889 (De Oversteek)
 Netherlands [31]
Bluewater Bridge.jpg 59 Second Blue Water Bridge 281 m (922 ft) steel 1997 Port Huron (Michigan) - Sarnia (Ontario)
42°59′54.6″N 82°25′25″W / 42.998500°N 82.42361°W / 42.998500; -82.42361 (Second Blue Water Bridge)
 United States
 Canada
Wuhan, Han river-1.jpg 60 Qingchuan Bridge 280 m (919 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2000 Wuhan (Hubei)
30°33′58″N 114°16′43.9″E / 30.56611°N 114.278861°E / 30.56611; 114.278861 (Qingchuan Bridge)
 China
Yumemai Ohashi Osaka JPN 001(2).jpg 61 Yumemai Bridge 280 m (919 ft) steel 2001 Osaka (Osaka Prefecture)
34°39′31.6″N 135°23′58.4″E / 34.658778°N 135.399556°E / 34.658778; 135.399556 (Yumemai Bridge)
 Japan [32]
Ponte do Infante - Porto.JPG 62 Infante D. Henrique Bridge 280 m (919 ft) concrete 2002 Porto - Vila Nova de Gaia (Grande Porto Subregion)
41°8′28.4″N 8°36′5.7″W / 41.141222°N 8.601583°W / 41.141222; -8.601583 (Infante D. Henrique Bridge)
 Portugal [33]
63 Dongguang Shuidao Bridge 280 m (919 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2005 Dongguang (Guangdong)
23°1′31.5″N 113°41′58.1″E / 23.025417°N 113.699472°E / 23.025417; 113.699472 (Dongguang Shuidao Bridge)
 China [34]
Gamla Tjörnbron2.jpg 64 Almö Bridge 278 m (912 ft) steel 1960
(collapsed 1980)
Stenungsund Municipality - Tjörn Municipality (Västra Götaland County)
58°3′34″N 11°46′53″E / 58.05944°N 11.78139°E / 58.05944; 11.78139 (Almö Bridge)
 Sweden [35]
Moundsville Bridge.jpg 65 Moundsville Bridge 278 m (912 ft) steel 1986 Moundsville (West Virginia)
39°54′49.6″N 80°45′13.2″W / 39.913778°N 80.753667°W / 39.913778; -80.753667 (Moundsville Bridge)
 United States
Jefferson Barracks Bridge 1993 flood-2.jpg 66 Jefferson Barracks Bridge 277 m (909 ft) steel 1983 St. Louis (Missouri) - Columbia (Illinois)
38°29′13.5″N 90°16′38″W / 38.487083°N 90.27722°W / 38.487083; -90.27722 (Jefferson Barracks Bridge)
 United States
67 Yongjiang Railway Bridge 276 m (906 ft) steel 2013 Nanning (Guangxi)
22°47′18.4″N 108°25′56.4″E / 22.788444°N 108.432333°E / 22.788444; 108.432333 (Yongjiang Railway Bridge)
 China [36]
Gokase River, Rt 237 Miyazaki Pref2.jpg 68 Eto Bridge 275 m (902 ft) steel 1995 Kitakata (Miyazaki)
32°36′15.2″N 131°28′45.2″E / 32.604222°N 131.479222°E / 32.604222; 131.479222 (Eto Bridge)
 Japan
Yiwan Railway Yangtze River Bridge-1.jpg 69 Yichang Railway Bridge 275 m (902 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2008 Yichang (Hubei)
30°39′21.4″N 111°19′32.1″E / 30.655944°N 111.325583°E / 30.655944; 111.325583 (Yichang Railway Bridge)
 China
Hernando de Soto Bridge Memphis.jpg 70 Hernando de Soto Bridge 274 m (899 ft) steel 1973 Memphis (Tennessee) - West Memphis (Arkansas)
35°9′11.1″N 90°3′42″W / 35.153083°N 90.06167°W / 35.153083; -90.06167 (Hernando de Soto Bridge)
 United States
Chaoyang Jialing River Bridge.JPG 71 Chaoyang Arch Bridge 274 m (899 ft) steel 2011 Beibei District (Chongqing)
29°49′12.3″N 106°26′51.1″E / 29.820083°N 106.447528°E / 29.820083; 106.447528 (Chaoyang Arch Bridge)
 China
Bloukrans Bridge-001.jpg 72 Bloukrans Bridge 272 m (892 ft) concrete 1984 Nature's Valley (Western Cape)
33°58′0.1″S 23°38′42.8″E / 33.966694°S 23.645222°E / -33.966694; 23.645222 (Bloukrans Bridge)
 South Africa
Ponte da Arrábida .jpg 73 Arrábida Bridge 270 m (886 ft) concrete 1963 Porto - Vila Nova de Gaia (Grande Porto Subregion)
41°8′50.9″N 8°38′25.1″W / 41.147472°N 8.640306°W / 41.147472; -8.640306 (Arrábida Bridge)
 Portugal
Eau Rouge Bridge.jpg 74 Eau Rouge Viaduct 270 m (886 ft) steel 1993 Malmedy - Verviers (Liège)
50°26′38.8″N 6°0′26.7″E / 50.444111°N 6.007417°E / 50.444111; 6.007417 (Eau Rouge Viaduct)
 Belgium [37]
75 Sanan Yongjiang Bridge 270 m (886 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 1998 Nanning (Guangxi)
22°47′18.9″N 108°25′53.3″E / 22.788583°N 108.431472°E / 22.788583; 108.431472 (Sanan Yongjiang Bridge)
 China [38]
76 North Beimen Bridge 270 m (886 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2006 Xiaotangxiang (Zhejiang)
29°9′22.9″N 121°49′6.5″E / 29.156361°N 121.818472°E / 29.156361; 121.818472 (North Beimen Bridge)
 China [39][40]
77 South Beimen Bridge 270 m (886 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2006 Xiaotangxiang (Zhejiang)
29°9′6.1″N 121°49′3.2″E / 29.151694°N 121.817556°E / 29.151694; 121.817556 (South Beimen Bridge)
 China [40]
Froschgrundseebruecke-052010.jpg 78 Froschgrundsee Viaduct 270 m (886 ft) concrete 2010 Rödental (Bavaria)
50°21′16.9″N 11°1′20.8″E / 50.354694°N 11.022444°E / 50.354694; 11.022444 (Froschgrundsee Viaduct)
 Germany
Gruempentalbruecke-Maerz2011.jpg 79 Grümpen Viaduct 270 m (886 ft) concrete 2011 Grümpen (Thuringia)
50°23′20.5″N 11°2′3.7″E / 50.389028°N 11.034361°E / 50.389028; 11.034361 (Grümpen Viaduct)
 Germany
Torun most Zawackiej 9 12 2013 (1).jpg 80 Torun East Bridge (pl) 270 m (886 ft) steel 2013 Toruń (Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship)
53°0′53″N 18°39′7.6″E / 53.01472°N 18.652111°E / 53.01472; 18.652111 (Nouveau pont de Toruń)
 Poland [41]
81 Beishengou Bridge 269 m (883 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2011 Qinshui County (Shanxi)
35°40′40.3″N 112°13′6.3″E / 35.677861°N 112.218417°E / 35.677861; 112.218417 (Beishengou Bridge)
 China
Blennerhassett Bridge 033.jpg 82 Blennerhassett Island Bridge 268 m (879 ft) steel 2008 Belpre, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia
39°16′36″N 81°38′49″W / 39.27667°N 81.64694°W / 39.27667; -81.64694
 United States
Fujikawa Bridge(2)-2.jpg 83 Fujikawa Bridge 265 m (869 ft) concrete 2005 Shizuoka (Shizuoka Prefecture)
35°10′54.4″N 138°36′42.3″E / 35.181778°N 138.611750°E / 35.181778; 138.611750 (Fujikawa Bridge)
 Japan [42]
Sandö Bridge Sweden.jpg 84 Sandö Bridge 264 m (866 ft) concrete 1943 Kramfors (Västernorrland County)
62°52′59.9″N 17°52′39.5″E / 62.883306°N 17.877639°E / 62.883306; 17.877639 (Sandö Bridge)
 Sweden
Viaducto del AVE de Contreras-2.jpg 85 Contreras Railway Viaduct 261 m (856 ft) concrete 2009 Minglanilla (Castile-La Mancha) - Villargordo del Cabriel (Valencian Community)
39°32′51.2″N 1°30′52.7″W / 39.547556°N 1.514639°W / 39.547556; -1.514639 (Contreras Railway Viaduct)
 Spain
86 Saigo Bridge 260 m (853 ft) steel 1977 Okinoshima (Shimane)
36°12′5.2″N 133°19′24.8″E / 36.201444°N 133.323556°E / 36.201444; 133.323556 (Saigo Bridge)
 Japan [43]
Tensho Bridge Hinokage Miyazaki 02.JPG 87 Takamatsu Bridge 260 m (853 ft) concrete 2000 Hinokage (Miyazaki)
32°40′57″N 131°19′56.1″E / 32.68250°N 131.332250°E / 32.68250; 131.332250 (Takamatsu Bridge)
 Japan [44]
Chitose Bridge.jpg 88 Chitose Bridge 260 m (853 ft) steel 2003 Osaka (Osaka Prefecture)
34°38′46.8″N 135°27′32.5″E / 34.646333°N 135.459028°E / 34.646333; 135.459028 (Chitose Bridge)
 Japan [45]
Jingsaojiang Rongzhou bridge in Yibin.jpg 89 Rongzhou Bridge 260 m (853 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2005 Yibin (Sichuan)
28°46′0.2″N 104°37′42.5″E / 28.766722°N 104.628472°E / 28.766722; 104.628472 (Rongzhou Bridge)
 China [46]
90 Jing Yang Bridge 260 m (853 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2007 Jingyangzhen (Hubei)
30°21′39.2″N 109°58′44.7″E / 30.360889°N 109.979083°E / 30.360889; 109.979083 (Jing Yang Bridge)
 China
Julien Dubuque Bridge US 20-edit.jpg 91 Julien Dubuque Bridge 258 m (846 ft) steel 1943 Dubuque (Iowa) - East Dubuque (Illinois)
42°29′29.7″N 90°39′22.6″W / 42.491583°N 90.656278°W / 42.491583; -90.656278 (Julien Dubuque Bridge)
 United States
Manhattan is an Island - Henry Hudson Bridge.jpg 92 Henry Hudson Bridge 256 m (840 ft) steel 1936 New York City (New York)
40°52′40.2″N 73°55′20″W / 40.877833°N 73.92222°W / 40.877833; -73.92222 (Henry Hudson Bridge)
 United States [47]
93 Zigui Bridge 256 m (840 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2002 Zigui County (Hubei)
30°58′26.6″N 110°36′44.6″E / 30.974056°N 110.612389°E / 30.974056; 110.612389 (Zigui Bridge)
 China [48]
94 Kuige Bridge 256 m (840 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2011 Guang'an (Sichuan)
30°29′22.4″N 106°39′29″E / 30.489556°N 106.65806°E / 30.489556; 106.65806 (Kuige Bridge)
 China
Duisburg Bruecke der Solidaritaet.jpg 95 Brücke der Solidarität 255.9 m (840 ft) steel 1950 Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia)
51°24′54.7″N 6°44′20.1″E / 51.415194°N 6.738917°E / 51.415194; 6.738917 (Brücke der Solidarität)
 Germany
Kishiwada Bridge 02.jpg 96 Kishiwada Bridge 255 m (837 ft) steel 1993 Kishiwada (Osaka)
34°28′8.6″N 135°22′11.4″E / 34.469056°N 135.369833°E / 34.469056; 135.369833 (Kishiwada Bridge)
 Japan [49]
Big Bridge of Jougakura 02.jpg 97 Jogakura Bridge 255 m (837 ft) steel 1995 Aomori (Aomori Prefecture)
40°38′59.9″N 140°49′32.9″E / 40.649972°N 140.825806°E / 40.649972; 140.825806 (Jogakura Bridge)
 Japan
Puente de los Tilos, Islas Canarias.jpg 98 Los Tilos Arch 255 m (837 ft) concrete 2004 San Andrés y Sauces (La Palma, Canary Islands)
28°47′54.2″N 17°46′16.6″W / 28.798389°N 17.771278°W / 28.798389; -17.771278 (Los Tilos Arch)
 Spain [50]
99 Mengdonghe Bridge Zhanghua
猛洞河特大桥
255 m (837 ft) CFST 2013 Yongshun County (Hunan)
 China [51]
Shin Hamadera Bridge Hanshin Xpwy 01.jpg 100 Shin Hamadera Bridge 254 m (833 ft) steel 1994 Sakai (Osaka Prefecture)
34°32′59.9″N 135°26′29.4″E / 34.549972°N 135.441500°E / 34.549972; 135.441500 (Shin Hamadera Bridge)
 Japan [52]
101 Nishinomiyako Bridge 252 m (827 ft) steel 1994 Nishinomiya (Hyōgo)
34°42′51.3″N 135°20′29.5″E / 34.714250°N 135.341528°E / 34.714250; 135.341528 (Nishinomiyako Bridge)
 Japan [53]
Talbrücke Wilde Gera - 20100307 2.jpg 102 Wild Gera Viaduct 252 m (827 ft) concrete 2000 Gräfenroda - Oberhof (Thuringia)
50°42′53.6″N 10°47′14.3″E / 50.714889°N 10.787306°E / 50.714889; 10.787306 (Wild Gera Viaduct)
 Germany
103 Qiandaohu Bridge 252 m (827 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2004 Chun'an County (Zhejiang)
29°33′54.2″N 119°11′10.8″E / 29.565056°N 119.186333°E / 29.565056; 119.186333 (Qiandaohu Bridge)
 China [40]
104 Karun 3 Dam Bridge 252 m (827 ft) steel 2005 Bajool (Khuzestan Province)
31°46′54.1″N 50°7′5.6″E / 31.781694°N 50.118222°E / 31.781694; 50.118222 (Karun 3 Dam Bridge)
 Iran
Bob Cummings - Lincoln Trail Bridge.jpg 105 Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge 251 m (823 ft) steel 1966 Cannelton (Indiana) - Hawesville (Kentucky)
37°54′13.6″N 86°44′36.4″W / 37.903778°N 86.743444°W / 37.903778; -86.743444 (Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge)
 United States
Changfeng Bridge-1edit.jpg 106 Changfeng Bridge 251 m (823 ft) concrete filled steel tubular 2001 Wuhan (Hubei)
30°36′12.6″N 114°9′39″E / 30.603500°N 114.16083°E / 30.603500; 114.16083 (Changfeng Bridge)
 China [54]
Düsseldorf - Am Sandacker - Gavialis02325059+GavialisII02333990 06 ies.jpg 107 Hamm Railway Bridge 250 m (820 ft) steel 1987 Düsseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia)
51°12′31″N 6°43′53.3″E / 51.20861°N 6.731472°E / 51.20861; 6.731472 (Hamm Railroad Bridge)
 Germany
Pont Châteaubriand sur la Rance.jpg 108 Chateaubriand Bridge 250 m (820 ft) concrete 1991 Plouër-sur-Rance (Ille-et-Vilaine) - La Ville-ès-Nonais (Côtes-d'Armor)
48°32′14.6″N 1°58′17.3″W / 48.537389°N 1.971472°W / 48.537389; -1.971472 (Chateaubriand Bridge)
 France [55]
Arch bridge in Imari, Saga Prefecture2.jpg 109 Imari Bay Bridge 250 m (820 ft) steel 2003 Imari (Saga)
33°18′13.2″N 129°49′47.5″E / 33.303667°N 129.829861°E / 33.303667; 129.829861 (Imari Bay Bridge)
 Japan
Cairo I-57 Bridge 1997.jpg 110 Cairo I-57 Bridge 250 m (820 ft) steel 1978 Cairo (Illinois) - Charleston (Missouri)
37°01′23″N 89°12′42″W / 37.02306°N 89.21167°W / 37.02306; -89.21167 (Cairo I-57 Bridge)
 United States


Under construction[edit]

    Name Span Material Year opened Location Country Ref
Chenab Railway Bridge 467 m (1,532 ft) steel 2017 Reasi (Jammu and Kashmir)
33°9′3″N 74°52′58.7″E / 33.15083°N 74.882972°E / 33.15083; 74.882972 (Chenab Bridge)
 India [56]
Qinglong Railway Bridge 445 m (1,460 ft) concrete 2016 Qinglong County, Guizhou)
25°56′59.9″N 105°15′19″E / 25.949972°N 105.25528°E / 25.949972; 105.25528 (Qinglong Railway Bridge)
 China [57]
Yachi Railway Bridge 436 m (1,430 ft) steel 2018 Qianxi County, Guizhou
26°53′6″N 106°17′49.2″E / 26.88500°N 106.297000°E / 26.88500; 106.297000 (Yachi Railway Bridge)
 China [58]
Qiubei Nanpanjiang Bridge 416 m (1,365 ft) concrete 2015 Qiubei County (Yunnan)
24°18′5.1″N 103°48′54.6″E / 24.301417°N 103.815167°E / 24.301417; 103.815167 (Qiubei Nanpanjiang Bridge)
 China
Zhaozhuang Bridge 410 m (1,345 ft) CFST 2019 Xingyi, Guizhou
25°6′52.56″N 104°58′48″E / 25.1146000°N 104.98000°E / 25.1146000; 104.98000 (Zhaozhuang Bridge)
 China
Almonte Railway Bridge 384 m (1,260 ft) concrete 2015(?) Cáceres (Extremadura)
39°41′10.7″N 6°27′39.6″W / 39.686306°N 6.461000°W / 39.686306; -6.461000 (Viaduc du réservoir d'Alcántara (río Almonte))
 Spain [59][60]
Zongqihe Bridge 360 m (1,181 ft) CFST 2015 Weixinzhen (Guizhou)
27°1′22.8″N 105°14′27.6″E / 27.023000°N 105.241000°E / 27.023000; 105.241000 (Zongqihe Bridge)
 China [61]
Podilsko-Voskresensky Bridge.jpg Podilsko-Voskresensky Bridge 344 m (1,129 ft) steel 2016 Kiev
50°28′18″N 30°32′40″E / 50.47167°N 30.54444°E / 50.47167; 30.54444 (Podolskyi Metro Bridge)
 Ukraine [62]
Lancanjiang River Railway Bridge 342 m (1,122 ft) CFST 2018 Shanyangxiang - Shuizhaixiang (Yunnan)
25°17′24.5″N 99°21′0.2″E / 25.290139°N 99.350056°E / 25.290139; 99.350056 (Lancanjiang River Railway Bridge)
 China [63]
Tajo Railway Bridge 324 m (1,063 ft) concrete 2015(?) Cáceres (Extremadura)
39°42′59.1″N 6°26′35.3″W / 39.716417°N 6.443139°W / 39.716417; -6.443139 (Viaduc du réservoir d'Alcántara (Tage))
 Spain [59][64]
New Zaporizhia Bridge 264 m (866 ft) steel ??? Zaporizhia (Zaporizhia Oblast)
47°49′14″N 35°4′31″E / 47.82056°N 35.07528°E / 47.82056; 35.07528 (New Zaporizhia Bridge)
 Ukraine [65]

History of largest spans[edit]

Record     Name Location Main span Crosses Notes
2009–present Chaotianmen Bridge-1edit.JPG Chaotianmen Bridge China Chongqing 552 m (1,811 ft) Yangtze River
2003–2009 LupuBridgeandBoats.jpg Lupu Bridge China Shanghai 550 m (1,804 ft) Huangpu River
1977–2003 New River Gorge Bridge straight.jpg New River Gorge Bridge United States Fayetteville, WV 518 m (1,699 ft) New River
1931–1977 Bayonne bridge sunset.jpg Bayonne Bridge United States Bayonne, NJ 510 m (1,673 ft) Kill Van Kull
1916–1931 Hell Gate Bridge by Dave Frieder.jpg Hell Gate Bridge United States New York, NY 298 m (978 ft) Hell Gate
1898–1916 Upper Steel Arch Bridge.jpg Upper Steel Arch Bridge CanadaNiagara Falls/
United States Niagara Falls, NY
256 m (840 ft) Niagara River destroyed in 1938
1886–1898 Porto - Ponte de D. Luís com o Metro.jpg Dom Luís I Bridge Portugal Porto 172 m (564 ft) Douro River
1884–1886 France Cantal Viaduc de Garabit 04.jpg Garabit Viaduct France Ruynes-en-Margeride 165 m (541 ft) Truyère River
1877–1884 PonteMariaPia.jpg Maria Pia Bridge Portugal Porto 160 m (525 ft) Douro River
1874–1877 Eads Bridge in St. Louis.jpg Eads Bridge United States St. Louis, MO 158 m (518 ft) Mississippi River
1860–1874 Southwark Iron Bridge.jpg Southwark Bridge United Kingdom London 73 m (240 ft) River Thames
1848–1860 Cascade Bridge United States Windsor, NY 76 m (249 ft) Cascade Gulf [66]
1819–1848 Southwark Iron Bridge.jpg Southwark Bridge United Kingdom London 73 m (240 ft) River Thames
1796–1819 Wearmouth Bridge 001.jpg Wearmouth Bridge United Kingdom Sunderland 72 m (236 ft) River Wear
1479–1796 Pont de Vieille-Brioude France Vieille-Brioude 54 m (177 ft) Allier River destroyed in 1822
1416–1479 Ponte di Castelvecchio (Verona).jpg Castelvecchio Bridge Italy Verona 49 m (161 ft) Adige River destroyed in 1945
1377–1416 Trezzo sull'Adda Bridge Italy Trezzo sull'Adda 72 m (236 ft) Adda River destroyed in 1416
1356–1377 Ponte di Castelvecchio (Verona).jpg Castelvecchio Bridge Italy Verona 49 m (161 ft) Adige River destroyed in 1945
1341–1356 Céret, Le Pont du Diable PM 47151.jpg Pont du Diable France Céret 45 m (148 ft) Tech River
1147–1341 Mamaluk Malabadi Bridge- 1146 AD.jpg Malabadi Bridge Turkey Silvan 39 m (128 ft) Batman River
605–1147 Zhaozhou Bridge.jpg Zhaozhou Bridge China Zhao 37 m (121 ft) Xiao River
270–605 Cendere Bridge.jpg Severan Bridge Turkey Kahta 34 m (112 ft) Chabinas Creek
105–270 Pod Drobeta.jpg Trajan's Bridge Romania Drobeta-Turnu Severin/
Serbia Kladovo
51 m (167 ft)[67] Danube destroyed in 270
27 BC–105 Narni7.jpg Ponte d'Augusto Italy Narni 32 m (105 ft) Nera River destroyed in 1855
62 BC–27 BC Roma Isola Tiberina tre.jpg Pons Fabricius Italy Rome 25 m (82 ft) Tiber River
142 BC–62 BC Tiber with the Ponte Rotto and the Aventine Hill 1690.jpg Pons Aemilius[68] Italy Rome 24 m (79 ft) Tiber River destroyed in 1890s
174 BC–142 BC Ponte di Nona[68] Italy Rome 6 m (20 ft) T. Marrana
c. 300 BC–174 BC Caravan Bridge[68] Turkey İzmir 3 m (10 ft) Meles River
4th century BC–c. 300 BC Rhodes Footbridge Greece Rhodes 2.8 m (9 ft)
c. 1200 BC–4th century BC 20090727 pont mycenien04.jpg Arkadiko Bridge Greece Arkadiko 1 m (3 ft)

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