10 Tallest Bridges in the World By Hieght 2021

Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong-298 m (978 ft)
Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong-298 m (978 ft)

Bridges can be considered as tallest that has a structural height of at least 200 meters (660 ft). The structural height can be termed as the maximum vertical distance from the uppermost part of a bridge just like the top of a bridge tower or the lowermost exposed part of the bridge or where the piers and towers may emerge from the ground or water surface. Here is the list of tallest bridges in the world by hieght,

Tallest Bridges in the World By Hieght

1.Chenab Bridge, Jammu, and Kashmir, India- 359 meters (1‎,178 ft)‎

  • The Chenab Bridge is an Indian railway steel and concrete arch bridge connecting Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
  • Chenab Bridge is the tallest bridge in the world by hieght at an elevation of 359 meters (1‎,178 ft)‎.
  • It is also the world’s highest rail bridge and the arch was completed and it will open to rail traffic by December 2022.
  • The total length of the bridge is 1,315 m (4,314 ft) that includes a 650 m (2,130 ft) long viaduct on the northern side.
  • The arch span of the bridge is 467 m and the arch length is 480 m (1,570 ft).

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Chenab Bridge, Jammu, and Kashmir, India- 359 meters (1‎,178 ft)‎
Chenab Bridge, Jammu, and Kashmir, India- 359 meters (1‎,178 ft)‎

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2.Aizhai Bridge, Jishou, Hunan, China- 350 meters (1148 ft)

  • Aisha Bridge is the second tallest bridge in the world by hieght at an elevation of 350 meters (1148 ft).
  • It is a suspension bridge constructed on the G65 Baotou–Maoming Expressway near Jishou, Hunan, China.
  • The bridge is quite popular in China for the spectacular landscape view for the people who are crossing it.
  • The construction of the bridge started in October 2007 and was completed by the end of 2011, ahead of schedule. The bridge was opened for public traffic in March 2012.
  • The total cost of the bridge development is $610 million out of which $208 million loans from the Asian Development Bank.

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Aizhai Bridge, Jishou, Hunan, China- 350 meters (1148 ft)
Aizhai Bridge, Jishou, Hunan, China- 350 meters (1148 ft)

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3.Millau Viaduct,Millau, France- 343 metres (1,125 ft)

  • The Millau Viaduct is one of the world’s tallest bridges situated in the south of France. It is a multi-span cable-stayed bridge that lies in the center of southern France.
  • The landscape of the region is beautiful because it is located in the town of so-called “Gorges du Tarn,” an amazing canyon created by the river Tarn.
  • This is the third tallest bridge in the world by structural hieght at an elevation of 343 meters (1,125 ft). The total length of the bridge is 2,460 meters (8,070 feet) with a width of 32.05 meters (105.2 feet), and 6 long spans with each one at a length of 342 meters (1,122 feet).
  • Millau Viaduct also features the highest pylons in the world with a total of 7 pylons that support the bridge and the two tallest are P2 and P3 located nearest to the river.
  • The hieght of the two pylons is 244.96 meters (803 feet 8 inches) and 221.05 meters (725 feet 3 inches) respectively which includes P2 pylon is the tallest in the world.
  • It is located on the road between Paris and Spain and is also referred to as A75–A71 autoroutes. It was built to avoid traffic jams during the summer.

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Millau Viaduct,Millau, France- 343 metres (1,125 ft)
Millau Viaduct,Millau, France- 343 metres (1,125 ft)

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4.Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey- 322 metres (1,056 ft)

  • The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is a rail and motor vehicle transit over the Bosphorus strait situated in Istanbul, Turkey. The bridge was initially named the Third Bosphorus Bridge and located near the Black Sea entrance of the Bosphorus strait.
  • The construction of the bridge was started on 29 May 2013 and it was opened to traffic on 26 August 2016.
  • One of the tallest bridges in the world is also one of the world’s widest suspension bridges at 58.4 meters (192 ft) wide.
  • The bridge was designed by the Swiss engineer Jean-François Klein (project leader) and by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux from T-ingénierie (a Geneva-based company), the bridge is a combined road-rail bridge.
Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey- 322 metres (1,056 ft)
Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey- 322 metres (1,056 ft)

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5.Russky Bridge,Primorsky Krai, Russia- 320.9 meters (1,053 ft)

  • The Russky Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge situated in the Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia. It is connecting the Russky Island and the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula of the city.
  • This is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world with a central span of 1,104 meters (3,622 feet).
  • The bridge was initially planned to serve the 2012 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference hosted at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky Island.
  • The construction was completed and opened by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for the public on September 3, 2012.
  • Russky Bridge also has the second-highest pylons in the world followed by the Millau Viaduct and the longest cable stays.
Russky Bridge,Primorsky Krai, Russia- 320.9 meters (1,053 ft)
Russky Bridge,Primorsky Krai, Russia- 320.9 meters (1,053 ft)

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6.Sutong Yangtze River Bridge, Jiangsu, China- 306 m (1,004 ft)

  • The Sutong Yangtze River Bridge, Jiangsu, China is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Yangtze River in China between Nantong and Changshu, a satellite city of Suzhou, in Jiangsu province.
  • From 2008 to 2012, it is listed as the longest main span in the world with a span of 1,088 meters (3,570 ft).
  • The unique part of the bridge is an inverted Y-shaped reinforced concrete structure with one connecting girder between tower legs.
  • The total bridge length is 8,206 meters (26,923 ft) and the construction of the bridge started in 2003 and the bridge was linked up in June 2007.
Sutong Yangtze River Bridge, Jiangsu, China- 306 m (1,004 ft)
Sutong Yangtze River Bridge, Jiangsu, China- 306 m (1,004 ft)

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7.Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong-298 m (978 ft)

  • The Stonecutters Bridge is a high-level cable-stayed bridge spanning the Rambler Channel in Hong Kong, connecting Nam Wan Kok, Tsing Yi to Stonecutters Island.
  • The deck of the bridge was completed on 7 April 2009 and opened to traffic on 20 December 2010 that year.
  • This is the second-longest cable-stayed span in the world at the time of its completion.
  • The bride has been awarded the 2010 Supreme Award at the annual Structural Awards presented by the Institution of Structural Engineers, United Kingdom.
  • The construction has been started on 27 April 2004 by Maeda-Hitachi-Yokogawa-Hsin Chong JV (a joint venture of Maeda Corporation, Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Yokogawa Bridge Corporation, and Hsin Chong).
  • The total cost of the construction of the bridge is estimated to be HK$2.76 billion.
Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong-298 m (978 ft)
Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong-298 m (978 ft)

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8.Chishi Bridge, Yizhang County, China- 288 meters (945 ft)

  • The Chishi Bridge is a bridge carrying the G76 Xiamen–Chengdu Expressway over a deep valley.
  • The construction of the bridge started on March 28, 2010, and the main bridge closure project was completed on June 3, 2016. It was opened to public traffic on October 28, 2016.
  • The main bridge is 4,823 ft (1,470 m) long, and the bridge body (tower) is 940 ft (286.6 m) tall.
  • The bridge deck is a two-way 4-lane highway with a design speed of 80 km/h.
  • The total cost of building the bridge is 1.3 billion yuan (the US $230 million ).
Chishi Bridge, Yizhang County, China- 288 meters (945 ft)
Chishi Bridge, Yizhang County, China- 288 meters (945 ft)

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9.Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Kobe, Japan- 282.8 meters (928 ft)

  • The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge is a suspension bridge that links the city of Kobe on the Japanese island of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island.
  • The bridge is a part of the Honshu–Shikoku Highway and crosses the busy Akashi Strait. The construction of the bridge has been completed in 1998 and is also listed as the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world with a span of 1,991 meters (6,532 ft; 1.237 mi).
  • Akashi Kaikyō Bridge has three spans namely, the central span is 1,991 m (6,532 ft; 1.237 mi) and the and the two other sections are each 960 m (3,150 ft; 0.60 mi).
  • The bridge was designed with a dual-hinged stiffening girder system, allowing the structure to withstand winds of 286 kilometers per hour (178 mph), earthquakes measuring up to magnitude 8.5, and harsh sea currents.
  • It is one of the tallest bridges in the world.

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Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Kobe, Japan- 282.8 meters (928 ft)
Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Kobe, Japan- 282.8 meters (928 ft)

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10.Yi Sun-sin Bridge, Yeosu, South Korea- 270 meters (890 ft)

  • Yi Sun-sin Bridge is again a suspension bridge on the south coast of South Korea.
  • This is the world’s seventh longest suspension bridge in terms of its main span length with a span of 1,545 m since it opened in 2012.
  • The bridge is connecting Gwangyang with Myodo-dong, a small island that is part of Yeosu City.
  • The name of the bridge has been derived from ‘Yi Sun-sin’ which is a Korean Admiral who was born in 1545 and built the world’s first ironclad warship called ‘the Turtle ship’ and defended the country against the Japanese navy in the Joseon Dynasty.
  • The bridge was designed by Yooshin Engineering Corporation[2] and was constructed by Daelim Industrial Company.
Yi Sun-sin Bridge, Yeosu, South Korea- 270 meters (890 ft)
Yi Sun-sin Bridge, Yeosu, South Korea- 270 meters (890 ft)

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