Notable Modern Bridges

Here is information about modern bridges around the world; this includes suspension, cantilever, steel arch, cable-stayed, continuous truss, concrete arch, and segmental construction

Name Location Length of main span Year
completed
ft m
Suspension United States      
Verrazano-Narrows Lower New York Bay 4,260 1,298 1964
Golden Gate San Francisco Bay 4,200 1,280 1937
Mackinac Mackinac Straits, Mich. 3,800 1,158 1957
George Washington Hudson River at New York City 3,500 1,067 1931
Tacoma Narrows II Puget Sound at Tacoma, Wash. 2,800 853 1950
San Francisco–Oakland Bay1 San Francisco Bay 2,310 704 1936
Bronx-Whitestone East River, New York City 2,300 701 1939
Delaware Memorial1 Delaware River near Wilmington, Del. 2,150 655 1951, 1968
Seaway Skyway St. Lawrence River at Ogdensburg, N.Y. 2,150 655 1960
Walt Whitman Delaware River at Philadelphia 2,000 610 1957
Ambassador International Detroit River at Detroit 1,850 564 1929
Throgs Neck East River, New York City 1,800 549 1961
Benjamin Franklin Delaware River at Philadelphia 1,750 533 1926
Bear Mountain Hudson River at Peekskill, N.Y. 1,632 497 1924
William Preston Lane, Jr.1 Chesapeake Bay, Md. 1,600 488 1952, 1973
Williamsburg East River, New York City 1,600 488 1903
Newport Narragansett Bay at Newport, R.I. 1,600 488 1969
Brooklyn East River, New York City 1,596 486 1883
Mid-Hudson Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 1,495 457 1930
Manhattan East River, New York City 1,470 448 1909
Triborough New York, N.Y. 1,380 421 1936
St. Johns Portland, Ore. 1,207 368 1931
Mount Hope Mount Hope Bay, R.I. 1,200 366 1929
Royal Gorge Arkansas River, Colo. 1,053 321 1929
Wheeling Ohio River, Wheeling, W.Va. 1,010 308 1847
  International      
Akashi Kaikyo Hyogo, Japan 6,529 1,990 1998
Izmit Bay Marmara Sea, Turkey 5,472 1,668 UC
Storebælt Denmark 5,328 1,624 1998
Humber Humberside, England 4,626 1,410 1981
Jiangyin Yangtze River, China 4,543 1,385 1999
Tsing Ma Hong Kong 4,518 1,377 1997
Höga Kusten (High Coast) Västernorrland, Sweden 3,969 1,210 1997
Minami Bisan-Seto Japan 3,609 1,100 1988
Second Bosporus Istanbul, Turkey 3,576 1,090 1988
First Bosporus Istanbul, Turkey 3,524 1,074 1973
Third Kurushima Japan 3,379 1,030 1999
Second Kurushima Japan 3,346 1,020 1999
Ponte 25 de Abril Tagus River at Lisbon, Portugal 3,323 1,013 1966
Forth Road Queensferry, Scotland 3,300 1,006 1964
Kita Bisan-Seto Japan 3,248 990 1988
Severn Severn River at Beachley, England 3,240 988 1966
Yichang Yangtze River, Hubei Province, China 3,150 960 2001
Shimotsui Straits Japan 3,084 940 1988
Xiling Yangtze Three Gorges Dam, China 2,952 900 1996
Tigergate (Humen) Pearl River, Guangdong Province, China 2,913 888 1997
Ohnaruto Japan 2,874 876 1988
Pierre Laporte Quebec, Canada 2,190 668 1970
Cantilever United States      
Commodore John Barry Chester, Pa. 1,644 501 1974
Crescent City Connection1 Mississippi River, New Orleans, La. 1,576 480 1958, 1985
Transbay Bridge San Francisco Bay 1,400 427 1936
Baton Rouge Mississippi River, La. 1,235 376 1968
Tappan Zee Hudson River at Tarrytown, N.Y. 1,212 369 1955
Longview Columbia River at Longview, Wash. 1,200 366 1930
Patapsco River Baltimore Outer Harbor Crossing 1,200 366 1976
Queensboro East River, New York City 1,182 360 1909
  International      
Quebec Railway Quebec, Canada 1,800 549 1917
Forth Railway1 Queensferry, Scotland 1,710 521 1890
Minato Ohashi Osaka, Japan 1,673 510 1974
Howrah Hooghly River at Calcutta, India 1,500 457 1943
Steel Arch United States      
New River Gorge Fayetteville, W. Va. 1,700 518 1977
Bayonne Kill Van Kull at Bayonne, N.J. 1,675 510 1931
Fremont Portland, Ore. 1,255 383 1973
Roosevelt Lake Roosevelt, Ariz. 1,080 329 1990
Glen Canyon Page, Ariz. 1,028 313 1959
Lewiston-Queenston Lewiston, N.Y. 1,000 305 1962
Perrine Twin Falls, Idaho 993 303 1976
Hell Gate East River (Hell Gate), New York City 978 298 1916
  International      
Lupu Bridge Shanghai, China 1,800 550 2003
Sydney Harbor Sydney, Australia 1,670 509 1932
Port Mann Fraser River at Vancouver, British Columbia 1,200 366 1964
Yanjisha2 Guangzhou, China 1,181 360 2000
Thatcher Ferry Panama Canal, Panama 1,128 344 1962
Laviolette St. Lawrence River, Trois Rivieres, Quebec 1,100 335 1967
Zdákov Vltava River, Czech Republic 1,083 330 1967
Runcorn-Widnes Mersey River, England 1,082 330 1961
Birchenough Sabi River at Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe 1,080 329 1935
Cable-stayed United States      
Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Cooper River, S.C. 1,546 471 2005
Clark Alton, Ill. 1,360 415 1994
Dames Point Jacksonville, Fla. 1,300 396 1988
Fred Hartman Baytown, Tex. 1,250 381 1995
Sidney Lanier Brunswick River, Ga. 1,250 381 2003
Hale Boggs Memorial Luling, La. 1,222 373 1983
Sunshine Skyway Tampa, Fla. 1,200 366 1987
  International      
Tatara Honshu-Shikoku, Japan 2,920 890 1999
Pont de Normandie Le Havre, France 2,808 856 1995
Second Nanjing Yangtze River, Nanjing, China 2,060 628 2001
Wuhan Third Yangtze Wuhan, Hubei Province, China 2,028 618 2000
Qingzhou Minjiang Fuzhou, China 1,985 605 1996
Yang Pu Shanghai, China 1,975 602 1993
Xupu Shanghai, China 1,936 590 1997
Meiko Chuo Aichi, Japan 1,936 590 1997
Rion-Antirion Greece 1,837 560 2004
Skarnsundet near Trondheim, Norway 1,739 530 1991
Queshi Guangdong Province, China 1,700 518 1999
Tsurumi Tsubasa Kanagawa, Japan 1,673 510 1995
Jingzhou Yangtze River, Hubei Province, China 1,640 500 2002
Oresund Denmark/Sweden 1,614 492 2000
Ikuchi Honshu-Shikoku, Japan 1,608 490 1991
Higashi Kobe Hyogo, Japan 1,591 485 1994
Zhanjiang Bay Guangdong Province, China 1,575 480 1998
Ting Kau Hong Kong 1,558 475 1997
Seohae Grand South Korea 1,542 470 2000
Alex Fraser Vancouver, B.C., Canada 1,525 465 1986
Yokohama-ko-odan Kanagawa, Japan 1,509 460 1989
Second Hooghly Calcutta, India 1,500 457 1992
Second Severn Crossing Severn River, England 1,496 456 1996
Queen Elizabeth II Thames River, Dartford, England 1,476 450 1992
Dao Kanong Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand 1,476 450 1987
Chongqing 2nd Sichuan Province, China 1,457 444 1996
Barrio de Luna Cordillera, Spain 1,444 440 1983
Kap Shui Mun Kowloon and Lantau Islands, Hong Kong 1,411 430 1997
Helgeland Sandnessjoen, Nordland, Norway 1,394 425 1991
Wadi Leban Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1,239 405 1997
Continuous Truss United States      
Astoria Columbia River, Ore. 1,232 376 1966
Croton Reservoir Croton, N.Y. 1,052 321 1970
Ravenswood Ohio River, Ravenswood, W. Va. 902 275 1981
Central Ohio River, Newport, Ky. 850 259 1995
Braga Memorial Taunton River at Somerset, Mass. 840 256 1965
Kingston-Rhinecliff Kingston, N.Y. 800 244 1957
Mark Clark Expressway I-526 Cooper River at Charleston, S.C. 800 244 1992
  International      
Oshima Oshima Island, Japan 1,066 325 1976
Tenmon Kumamoto, Japan 984 300 1966
Kuronoseto Nagashima-Kyushu, Japan 984 300 1974
Graf Spee Germany 839 256 1936
Concrete Arch United States      
Natchez Trace Pkwy. Franklin, Tenn. 582 177 1994
Westinghouse Pittsburgh, Pa. 460 140 1931
Jack's Run Pittsburgh, Pa. 400 120 1930
Cappelen Minneapolis, Minn. 400 120 1923
  International      
Wanxian Wanxian, Sichuan Province, China 1,378 420 1997
Krk (I) Krk, Croatia 1,280 390 1980
Jiangjiehe Guizhou Province, China 1,083 330 1995
Gladesville Parramatta River at Sydney, Australia 1,000 305 1964
Amizade Paraná River at Foz do Iguassu, Brazil 951 290 1964
Bloukrans Bloukrans River, South Africa 892 272 1983
Arrábida Porto, Portugal 886 270 1963
Sandö Angerman River at Kramfors, Sweden 866 264 1943
Confederation Northumberland Strait, Canada 820 250 1997
Sibenik Sibenik, Croatia 808 246 1966
Krk (II) Krk, Croatia 800 244 1979
Fiumarella Catanzaro, Italy 758 231 1961
Zaporozhe Old Dnepr River, Ukraine 748 228 1952
Esla Esla River at Zamora, Spain 645 197 1940
Segmental Construction United States      
Jesse H. Jones Memorial Houston Ship Channel, Tex. 750 228 1982
NOTES: UC = under construction in 2007.
1. Twin span.
2. Concrete-filled steel tubes.
Sources: National Steel Bridge Alliance, Swedish Institute of Steel Construction, Structurae, Federal Highway Administration.

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