What amazes me most is how mankind has managed to erect such amazing architectures over the history of time. Ranging from the Taj Mahal of India to the Pyramids of Egypt, everything is a wonder.
Compiled below is a list of the 10 largest suspension bridges in the world which provide the best examples of human technology and man power combined together.
China holds 4 of the 10 largest bridges in the world!
Originally posted: 14th March 2009
Updated: 26th February 2019
The list goes on in descending order, starting from the longest suspension bridge span.
1 Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge
Akashi-Kaikyō is the largest suspension bridge to date and is located in Japan. It was opened in 1998 and serves a main span of 1991 meters. Just shy of 2 kilometers!
2 Xihoumen Bridge
Opened in 2009 the Xihoumen Bridge boasts a span 1650 metres and serves the Zhoushan (Zhejian) area of China.
This bridges beats out our next one by a mere 26 metres!
3 Great Belt Bridge
Also opened in 1998 - The Great Belt Bridge serves the delightful people of Denmark and connects the locales of Zealand and Funen. Servicing both railway and road. It is also known as the Storebælt Bridge.
The Great Belt section of bridge stretches over 1624 metres but is part of a longer "Great Belt" stretch, boasting a total of 6790 metres!
4 Osman Gazi Bridge
The Turkish Osman Gazi Bridge opened just 3 years ago in 2016. The longest span covers 1550 metres and connects the regions of Dilovasi and Altinova over the Gulf of Izmit.
5 Yi Sun-sin Bridge
Opened for business in 2012, this South Korean bridge is just 5 metres shy of the Osman Gazi at 1545 metres and services the space between Gwangyang and Yeosu in the South Jeolla Province.
It has been completed since this pictures was taken 😂
6 Runyang Bridge
Covering a span of 1490 metres the Runyang Bridge opened in 2005 and has served the great people of China between Yangzhou and Zhenjiang in the Jiangsu province.
7 Second Dongtinghu Bridge
The Second Dongtinghu Bridge opened last year (2018) and is 10 metres shy of the Runyang bridge in China. Measuring up at 1480 metres this bridge is located in the Yeuyang area of Hunan.
8 Nanjing Fourth Yangtze Bridge
The Nanjing Fourth Yangtze Bridge stands at a wonderous 1418 metres long and started serving the Chinese population of Nanjing in Jiangsu in 2012.
9 Humber Bridge
The Humber Bridge in the UK served as the longest bridge from 1981 until 1998 until it was over-taken in length by other bridges. It boasts a main span of 1410 meters and services the counties of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire over the the river Humber.
10 Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge
Our last bridge is just 2 metres shy of the Humber bridge at 1408 metres in span. This bridge is located in Istanbul in Turkey and was opened in 2016.