Top 8 Tallest Bridges In The World

Here are the top 8 tallest bridges in the world

Millau Viaduct, France – Millau

Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France, it is the tallest bridge in the world.

Height: 343 m

Construction cost: € 394,000,000

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, The Millau Viaduct

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, The Millau Viaduct

Eiffel Tower Vs The Millau Viaduct

Eiffel Tower Vs The Millau Viaduct

Russky Bridge

The Russky Bridge is a bridge built across the Eastern Bosphorus strait, to serve the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation that took place in Vladivostok in 2012. The bridge connects the mainland part of the city (Nazimov peninsula) with Russky Island, where the main activities of the summit are to take place. The bridge was completed in July 2012.

Height: 320.9 metres

Construction cost: US$1 billion

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Russian bridge in Vladivostok

By Баяков Алексей Александрович (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sutong Bridge

The Sutong Yangtze River Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Yangtze River in China between Nantong and Changshu, a satellite city of Suzhou, in Jiangsu province.

Height 306 m

Construction cost US$1.7 billion

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Sutong Yangtze River Bridge

By Glabb (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge

The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge also known as the Pearl Bridge, links the city of Kobe on the mainland of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island, in Japan. It crosses the busy Akashi Strait (Akashi Kaikyō in Japanese). It carries part of the Honshu-Shikoku Highway.

Height 282.8 metres

Construction cost: 500 billion yen

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Pearl Bridge

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Pearl Bridge

 

Stonecutters Bridge

Stonecutters Bridge is a high level cable-stayed bridge which spans the Rambler Channel in Hong Kong, connecting Nam Wan Kok, Tsing Yi island and Stonecutters Island. The bridge deck was completed on 7 April 2009,[1] making this the second longest cable-stayed span in the world at the time of its completion, and opened to traffic on 20 December 2009.

Height 298 metres

Construction cost: HK$2.76 billion (US$356 million)

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Stonecutters Bridge

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Stonecutters Bridge

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Stonecutters Bridge

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Stonecutters Bridge

 

Yi Sun-sin Bridge

Yi Sun-sin Bridge is a suspension bridge under construction in the south coast of Korea as of April 2010. This bridge is one part of The Approach Road to Yeosu Industrial Complex. It will be the world’s fourth longest suspension bridge in terms of its main span length of 1,545 m when it is opened to the public in 2012.

Height: 270 metres

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Jingyue Bridge

The Jingyue Bridge is a large cable-stayed bridge in Jianli County, Hubei.[2] The Bridge opened in June 2010.[3] The bridge crosses the Yangtze River and is one of the 10 largest cable-stayed bridges in the world. The bridge was tolled a few months after opening.

Height 265 metres

Top Tallest Bridges In The World, Jingyue Bridge

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Great Belt East Bridge

The Great Belt Fixed Link (Danish: Storebæltsforbindelsen) runs between the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen. It consists of a road suspension bridge and railway tunnel between Zealand and the island Sprogø, and a box girder bridge between Sprogø and Funen. The suspension bridge, known as the East Bridge, has the world’s third longest main span (1.6 km), the longest outside of Asia. It was designed by the Danish architectural practice Dissing+Weitling

Height 254 metres

Construction Cost: DKK 21.4 billion

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