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
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
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
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
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, 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)
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
The Jingyue Bridge is a large cable-stayed bridge in Jianli County, Hubei. The Bridge opened in June 2010. 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
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