The bridges represent an excellent way of joining towns separated by a stretch of water and thanks to the great development of the architecture there are currently large bridges. Next, we want to highlight the 10 longest bridges in the world, those that stand out for having long kilometers of travel over the water from different parts of the world.

Lake Pontchartrain Bridge

Lake Pontchartrain Bridge
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With 38.6 kilometers in length, it is currently the longest bridge in the world. It is formed by two parallel bridges that cross the lake located in the south of Louisiana and communicates the towns of Mandeville and Metairie (New Orleans, United States).

Donghai Bridge

Donghai Bridge
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It is the longest bridge in the world that crosses the sea and the longest in Asia. this was completed on December 10, 2005. It has a total length of 32.5 kilometers (20.2 miles) and connects Shanghai and Yangshan Port.

King Fahd Bridge

King Fahd Bridge
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This bridge connects Saudi Arabia and the island of Bahrain in a total extension of 26 kilometers. It was built from 1982 to 1986 and cost 1,200 million dollars.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Chesapeake Bay Bridge
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It is located in eastern Maryland and Virginia (United States), and is actually a tunnel-bridge, which was just built in 1964, and which crosses above and below the entrance to the bay, between Cape Henry and the Cape Charles, with a length of 24 kilometers.

Vasco da Gama Bridge

Vasco da Gama Bridge
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This 17.2 km long bridge has the honor of being the longest in Europe and is located in Lisbon, Portugal, across the mouth of the Tagus.

Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge
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Located in Malaysia, this 13.5-kilometer long bridge connects Gelugor, on the island of Penang, and Seberang Prai, on the Malay Peninsula.

Rio-Niter-oi Bridge

Rio-Niteroi Bridge
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As its name indicates, this bridge of 13,290 meters connects the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi in Brazil. It was inaugurated in 1974 with the name of “Bridge of President Costa e Silva” it is commonly called Puente Rio-Niteroi.

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge
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It links Principe Edwards Island and the east coast of Canada. It measures 12.9 kilometers in length and was inaugurated in 1997.

San Mateo Bridge

San Mateo Bridge
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It measures a total of 11,265 meters. This bridge, built in 1967, crosses the bay of San Francisco, linking this peninsula with Bahia Este, in the state of California.

Seven Mile Bridge

Seven Mile Bridge
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This bridge connects the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida peninsula. It was built in 1982 and it has a total length of 10,887 meters.