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10 Record Breaking Bridges Of The World

10 Record Breaking Bridges Of The World

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1. Oldest Suspension: Brooklyn Bridge, United States

Oldest Suspension: Brooklyn Bridge, United States

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the longest and oldest suspension bridges in the world. Built in 1883, it was the first ever steel-wire suspension bridge. The bridge spans over the East River and links Manhattan and Brooklyn. This National Historic Landmark has become one of the main tourist spots of New York City.

2. Widest: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

It is one of the widest steel through-arch bridges in the world. The 160 feet wide bridge accommodates two rail tracks, eight traffic lanes, a cycle-way and a pedestrian walkway. One of the prominent tourist attractions of the bridge is south-east pylon. The pylon includes a cafe, an Aboriginal museum, a camera obscura and a Mother's Nook and a pachometer.

3. Longest Suspenssion Akashi Kaikyo or Pearl Bridge, Japan

Also known as the Pearl Bridge, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is the world's longest suspension bridge. It stretches across the Akashi Strait waterway and connects Kobe and Awaji Island. The incredible colorful illuminations on its cables resemble a beautiful string of pearls at night. Tourists can enjoy a panoramic view from the top of the bridge tower, nearly 300 m above the sea.

4. Most Photographed: Golden Gate Bridge, California

Recognized for its International Orange color, the Golden Gate Bridge spans the Golden Gate strait. Its incredible sight, picturesque surroundings and an iconic presence in the skyline has made it one of the most photographed bridges worldwide.

5. Tallest: Millau Viaduct, France

The Bridge stands 1,125 feet high, which makes it tallest bridge in the world. The mega structure boasts of world's highest pylon (803 feet).The ultra-sleek structure is popular among-st tourists due to its impressive visual effects.

6. Longest: Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China

The 164.8 Km long structure is recognized as world's longest bridge. The railroad bridge runs almost parallel to the Yangtze River and carries the Beijing-Shanghai railway. One can experience the elevated viaduct by taking a train ride across it.

7. Most Traffic: George Washington Bridge, New York

One of the busiest bridges across the world, the GW Bridge connects New Jersey and Manhattan by spanning over the Hudson River. The bridge rooms 14 lanes for travelers and carries nearly 102 million vehicles per year.

8. Longest Covered: Hartland Covered Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada

The 1,283 ft long engineering marvel is world's longest covered bridge. The spans across the St. John River and connects Somerville and Hartland.

9. Oldest: Caravan Bridge, Turkey

Built in 850 B.C., the bridge is 2,861 years old and has reportedly been crossed by the likes of Homer and Saint Paul. The arched stone slab straddling the River Meles, in Izmir, Turkey, extends only 42 and a half feet and is about as simple as they come. As impressive as some of the other bridges on this list are, it's hard to imagine they'll last even half that long.

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