There are many bridges in the world. The tallest bridges and longest bridges made in the world are possible due to advancement of technology in human civilization. These tall bridges looks wonderful and are one of the attraction point for tourists. In this article we are going to find out about the tallest bridges in the world with their heights and the country they belong to along with costs incurred during making of these wonderful mega-structures!
And the countdown of top 5 tallest bridges in the world starts from here!
5. Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong – 298 metres (978 ft) tall
4. Sutong Yangtze River Bridge, China – 306 metres (1,004 ft) tall
The fourth most tallest bridge, The Sutong Yangtze River Bridge has an incredible height of 306 meters. It is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Yangtze River in China between Nantong and Changshu, a satellite city of Suzhou, in Jiangsu province. It has a total length of 8,206 m. It’s construction started in June 2003 and was completed in 2008 and was used thereafter. It costed 1.7 billion US dollars for it’s construction.
3. Russky Bridge, Russia – 320.9 metres (1,053 ft) tall
The second most tallest bridge, Russky Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia. The bridge connects the Russky Island and the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula sections of the city across the Eastern Bosphorus strait. It is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world with a central span of 1,104 meters. It has a total length of 3100 m. It’s construction started in 2008 and opened in July 2012 only in 4 years. It is estimated that it’s construction cost was around 1.1 billion US dollars.
2. Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, Turkey – 322 meters (1,056 ft) tall
The second most tallest bridge with the height of 322 meters, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is a bridge for rail and motor vehicle transit over the Bosphorus strait, to the north of two existing suspension bridges in Istanbul, Turkey. It was initially named the Third Bosphorus Bridge. It is about 5 km north of the Bosphorus Bridge that connects Europe with Asia. It is located in Istanbul, Turkey. It’s construction started at 29 May 2013 and was opened for use in August 26, 2016. Architect involved in making this bridge is Michel Virlogeuz. It’s construction cost was approximately 2.5 billion US dollars.
1. Millau Viaduct, France – 343 metres (1,125 ft) tall
The Tallest of all bridges, Millau Viaduct is situated in France with the height of 343 meters in it’s highest point. It is 19 meters taller than the Eiffel tower. The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the gorge valley of the Tarn near Millau in southern France. It’s construction started in October 16, 2001 and was completed in rapid speed within 3 years. It has a total length of 2,460 m. Architects involved in making of this bridge are Norman Foster and Michel Virlogeux. It’s construction cost is approximately 394 million euros.
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