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The 5 Longest Bridges in the World

Back March I made a list of 10 of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Now, I’ve decided I should return to my long lasting passion for bridges and present to you the 5 longest bridges in the world. Enjoy, and don’t forget to share your thoughts.

5. Vasco da Gama Bridge – Portugal

The bridge Vasco da Gama is the longest bridge in Europe. It consist of cable-stayed bridges, roads and bridges surrounded by the river extends to the Crown River near the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Its total length is of 17.2 kilometers, of which 0.829 kilometres (0.5 miles) of the main bridge, 11.5 kilometers (7.1 miles) The bridges, and 4.8 kilometers (3.0 miles) of dedicated access routes. Its purpose is to alleviate congestion on the bridge to the other Lisbon (25 abril de bridge), and previously to join the radiation from the highways is not relevant to Lisbon.

4. Chesapeake Bay Bridge – USA

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, also known as the Gulf Bridge, is one of the biggest and most important bridges in North America. In short, it’s a major bridge over the double in the U.S. state of Maryland, along the Chesapeake Bay. It provides the connection between the state and the east and west coast regions. At 4.3 miles (7 km) in length, may extend the original in the world over the longest continuous steel structures in the water when it opened in in 1952. Bridge officially name (William Preston hot, warm, Jr. Memorial Bridge after William Preston, son, Governor of the State of Maryland, carried out construction.

3. King Fahd Causeway – Bahrein

King Fahd Causeway is a multiple dike – bridge combination connecting Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and the island nation of Bahrain.

A construction agreement signed on July 8, 1981 led to construction beginning the next year. The cornerstone was laid on November 11, 1982 by King Fahd of Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of Bahrain; construction continued until 1986, when the combination of several bridges and dams were completed. The causeway officially opened for use on November 25, 1986.

The four-lane road (2×12.3 metres (40 ft)) is 25 kilometres (15.5 mi) long. Five bridges with an overall length of 12,430 metres (40,781 ft) were built using 350,000 cubic metres (460,000 yd³) of concrete along with 147,000 metric tons of reinforced steel.

2. Bridge Donghai – China

Donghai Bridge (literally “Eastern Sea Great Bridge”) is the longest cross-sea bridge in the world and the longest bridge in Asia. Construction was finished on December 10, 2005. This marvelous bridgehas a total length of about 32.5 kilometers (20.2 miles) and connects Shanghai and external Yangshan deep-water port in China. Over the bridge is a bridge to a low level. There is also cable-stayed doors to allow passage of large ships, with a greater extent than 420 m.

1. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway – USA

[digg-reddit-me]The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, or the Causeway, consists of two parallel bridges that are the longest bridges in the world by total length.[2] These parallel bridges cross Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana. The longer of the two bridges is 23.87 miles (38.42 km) long. The bridges are supported by over 9,000 concrete pilings. The two bridges feature bascule spans over the navigation channel 8 miles (13 km) south of the north shore. The southern terminus of the Causeway is in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The northern terminus is at Mandeville, Louisiana.

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    It’s amazing all these structures, I guess it makes you hope you got a car worthy of making it. Government wake up, lose UAW, let the other countries build for you. Your, OUR, military? What is going on? We are hurting. Wake up government,the things killing us 1) illegal imagination 2} Robots 3}cumputer, pay paperless, say good bye my post office,. WAKE UP GOVERNMENT, now the only thing left, U GOVERNMENT NEED A CASH CROP, Cannabis = a devil, but government we are fighting a devil, if government U R wise, U will feel me, you need something for nothing. Well Bush God bless You,and sir I think you have heard from me and Welcome Obboma, Sir please watch my shores, Babylon is that great city , New York , ya who ever reads this, get it to Bush

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    I live 10 miles froms the Chesapeake bridge on Virginia’s eastern shore. It does not connect Maryland to Virginia at all. It connects virginia’s eastern shore Virginia Beach. Before it was constructed in 1964 (not 1952) folks on the eastern shore would have to take the ferry to reach Norfolk VA. Also 11 men died while constructing this bridge. A crane was also lost when a hurricane pasted through the area. The crane remains in the water and is a popular local fishing spot now. You gotta do your research before you publish a piece about something you know nothing about.

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