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Stunning PICS: World's longest suspension bridges

Last updated on: October 20, 2011 12:39 IST

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These bridges are one of the world's best engineering marvels. The world's longest suspension bridges highlight the extraordinary efforts to build bridges across rivers and seas.

The suspension bridges are listed according to the length of their main span. Suspension bridges have the longest spans of any type of bridge.

Here's a list of 25 stunning suspension bridges across the world...

1. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Location: Kobe-Awaji Route, Japan
Main span (feet): 2461
Opened in: 2000

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2. Xihoumen Bridge
 
Location: Zhoushan Archipelago, China
Main span (feet): 5,414
Opened in: 2009

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3. Great Belt Bridge

Location: Halsskov-Sprogo, Denmark
Main span (feet): 5,328  
Opened in: 1998

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4. Runyang Bridge 

Location: Yangtze River, China
Main span (feet): 4,888   
Opened in: 2005

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5. Humber Bridge

Location: Barton-upon-Humber - Hull, England, UK
Main span (feet): 4,626
Opened in: 1981

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6. Jiangyin Suspension Bridge

Location: Yangtze River, China
Main span (feet): 4,543
Opened in: 1999

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7. Tsing Ma Bridge

Location: Hong Kong
Main span (feet): 4,518  
Opened in: 1997

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8. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Location: New York City (Brooklyn–Staten Island),
Main span (feet): 4,260  
Opened in: 1964

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9. Golden Gate Bridge

Location: San Francisco-Marin County, California
Main span (feet): 4,200  
Opened in: 1937

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10. Yangluo Bridge

Location: Yangtze River, China
Main span (feet): 4,200
Opened in: 2007

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11. Hogakustenbron (High Coast Bridge) 

Location: Angermanalven river, Sweden
Main span (feet): 3,970  
Opened in: 1997

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12. Mackinac Bridge
 
Location: Mackinaw City- St Ignace, Michigan
Main span (feet): 3,800  
Opened in: 1957

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13. Huangpu Bridge 

Location: Guangzhou, China
Main span (feet): 3,635
Opened in: 2008

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14. Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge (Great Seto Bridge)

Location: Kojima-Sakaide Route, Japan
Main span (feet): 3,609
Opened in: 1989

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15. Fatih Sultan Mehmet (Second Bosporus Bridge) 

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Main span (feet): 3,576  
Opened in: 1988

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16. Balinghe Bridge 1,088   

Location: Near Guanling, China
Main span (feet): 3,570
Opened in: 2009

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17. Bogazici (First Bosporus Bridge)

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Main span (feet): 3,524  
Opened in: 1973

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18. George Washington Bridge

Location: Fort Lee, New Jersey - New York City
Main span (feet): 3,500
Opened in: 1931

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19. Third Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge

Location: Onomichi-Imabari Route, Japan
Main span (feet): 3,379
Opened in: 1999

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20. Second Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge

Location: Onomichi-Imabari Route, Japan
Main span (feet): 3,346  
Opened in: 1999

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21. Ponte 25 de Abril (Tagus Bridge)

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Main span (feet): 1,013
Opened in: 1966

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22. Forth Road Bridge 
 
Location: Scotland, UK
Main span (feet): 3,300  
Opened in: 1964

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23. Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge (Great Seto Bridge)  

Location: Kojima-Sakaide Route, Japan
Main span (feet): 3,248  
Opened in: 1988

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24. Severn Bridge 

Location: River Severn, England/Wales, UK
Main span (feet): 3,240  
Opened in: 1966

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25. Yichang Bridge

Location: Yichang (Yangtze River), China
Main span (feet): 3,150  
Opened in: 2001



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