Suspension bridges are perhaps one of the most impressive when it comes to architectural wonders. The largest countries in the world have competed over the years to create longer suspension bridges, forcing the boundaries of architecture and creativity. Thanks to this race, the four corners of our planet are filled with suspended bridges.
1. HONG KONG (ZHUHAİ MACAO BRIDGE – CHINA)
The world’s largest suspension bridge, the 55-kilometer-long magnificent bridge, which lasts 9 years and costs more than 20 billion dollars, was opened in 2018. The building, which also holds the title of the longest suspension bridge in the world, combines high technology and high engineering. The bridge connecting the three most important cities of South China is very important.
2. SETO BRIDGE – JAPAN
Built on the Seto Inland Sea in Japan, the suspension bridge is the longest double-decker suspension bridge in the world, with a length of 13.1 kilometers. Seto Bridge, which is the only bridge with a railway connection in the world, draws attention with its impressive sea view. It is incredibly enjoyable to go on a night trip with the green lights from the bridge cables after dark.
3. MACKİNAC BRIDGE – USA
Mackinac Bridge, one of the most famous suspension bridges in the world, entered service in 1957 to unite the Upper and Lower peninsula of the USA. It is a great pleasure to observe many different bird species and to capture perfect photo frames on the historical bridge, which attracts great interest of tourists in the summer months.
4. HUANGPU BRIDGE – CHINA
The extraordinary Haungpu Bridge was built on the Pearl River in China. With its 41 meters width, 201 meters height and 7 kilometers length, it is seen as another engineering wonder that China has brought to the world. This bridge, which looks much more magnificent at night with its meticulous lighting, is a center of attraction for local people and travelers.
5. FORTH BRIDGE – SCOTLAND
One of Scotland’s longest and most incredible bridges, Forth Bridge connects the country’s capital, Edinburgh, to the historic district of Fife in North Queensferry. This bridge, 2.5 kilometers long and 46 meters wide, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2015. Unlike other bridges, the load of the bridge is carried not by the borders but by the structures placed in the middle. Forth Bridge welcomes its passengers in all its glory with its industrial aesthetics and eye-catching red color.
6. 25 APRIL BRIDGE – PORTUGAL
This extraordinary suspension bridge, which draws attention with its red color, is 70 meters above sea level. The bridge, built on the Tejo River in Lisbon, the historical capital of Portugal, is 2276 meters long. Since it is forbidden to take photos on the bridge, you can capture the best frames from the flat area next to it. In addition, you can have a bird’s eye view of the bridge from the Explorers’ Monument, and you can face a view that you cannot get enough of.
7. HUMBER BRIDGE – ENGLAND
Humber Bridge, located in the east of England, has a single span and total length of 2200 meters. Its opening on 24 June 1981 II. When realized by Elizabeth, it was the longest bridge in the world among single span bridges. The bridges with single span only bear towers at the beginning and end of the bridge, and there is no support in the middle of the bridge.
8. RUNYANG BRIDGE – CHINA
Runyang Bridge is actually a huge bridge complex along China’s Yangtze River. The bridge, which was shown as evidence of the Chinese people’s superior talents in the fields of architecture and engineering, took only five years to complete. The bridge, considered a turning point in Chinese construction, cost exactly 700 million dollars. While traveling on the bridge, which was put into service in 2005, you will feel that you are on a path that is almost perfect.
9. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – USA
Golden Gate Bridge, rising through the fog with its eye-catching red color and huge cables, is the first image that comes to mind in most of us when it comes to a suspension bridge. It is considered by many authorities as an icon as important as the Statue of Liberty. Even sitting in a corner of San Francisco Bay and watching the setting sun behind Golden Gate is a visual feast in itself. One of the most amazing bridges and even roads on which you can travel.
10. 15 JULY MARTYRS BRIDGE (BOGAZICI BRIDGE – ISTANBUL)
Today, it is very pleasant to drive on the Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Asia with Europe, accompanied by the perfect Bosphorus view. It is among the most remarkable suspension bridges in the world, with a length of over 1.5 kilometers and a daily traffic of 200,000 vehicles. As a result of the coup attempt on July 15, 2016, the name of the bridge has been changed to the July 15 Martyrs Bridge in honor of the martyrs who lost their lives on the Bosphorus Bridge.
11. AIZHAI BRIDGE – CHINA
The Aizhai bridge, which was opened for use in 2012, appeals to those who love to be on the road with a height of 350 meters and a dizzying view. The bridge in the Dehang Canyon of China connects the two abyss. The bridge offers an unforgettable experience for you with its canyon cliffs and lush green forests under it.
12. GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE – USA
Washington Bridge, one of the most incredible architectures of New York and the USA, attracts attention with its double storey. It is estimated that 270,000 vehicles pass through the bridge, which is approximately 1.5 kilometers long. Although there were 25 more bridges in America that bear the name of Washington, the public rejected the name Washington in this particular bridge. Although there was a popular vote to find a name for the bridge, the naming committee was determined under the name “Washginton”, the name was kept from the public until the bridge was opened for use.
13. DUGE BRIDGE – CHINA
The Duge Bridge, which was opened in 2016, is the highest suspension bridge in the world. A margin of error of only five millimeters was identified in the construction of the bridge, which is 565 meters above sea level. Completed without any mistakes even five millimeters, this bridge is about 1.4 kilometers long. If the idea of driving in the sky excites you, you should definitely visit this bridge.
14. FATIH SULTAN MEHMET BRIDGE – ISTANBUL
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, also known as the Second Bosphorus Bridge, was the highest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed in 1988. In the 20th century, the rapid development of the city and the increase in traffic between Europe and Asia caused the need for a second bridge. The bridge connecting the two continents is still one of the most magnificent suspension bridges in the world, with a height of over 100 meters.
15. JIANGYIN BRIDGE – CHINA
The bridge, designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution, was opened to use in 1997. The 3 kilometer-long bridge stands out with a height of 190 meters. The Jiangyin Bridge, which is preferred by road enthusiasts especially for night trips, was awarded an international award in 2002 for its amazing design and maximum functionality.