World’s Longest Bridge is 102.4 Miles (164.7km) Long

By: | April 2nd, 2016

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, a 102.4 mile (154.7km) long viaduct on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, is the world’s longest bridge in any category. The bridge is also pretty tall with an average height of 328 feet (100m).

The Danyang-Kunshan was completed in 2010 and opened a year later. It took more than 10,000 workers four years to build, at a cost of $8.5 billion. The Danyang-Kushan Grand Bridge joined the Langfang-Qingxian Viaduct, the world’s second longest bridge at 70.8 miles (113.9km), as part of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Rail.

The Danyang-Kushan Grand Bridge, as the map below shows, runs through fields of rice paddies, the Yangtze River Delta, and Yangcheng Lake.

The following are images of the Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge:

The following video shows the Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge in motion.

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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