Bridges



The Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel arch bridge that spans the Sydney Harbour, carrying rail, vehicular and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney Central Business District and the North Shore. After inviting worldwide tenders in 1922, the New Sou ... Read More>>



The San Diego-Coronado Bridge

The San Diego-Coronado Bridge, locally referred to as the Coronado Bridge, is a pre-stressed concrete/steel girder bridge, crossing the San Diego Bay in the United States, linking San Diego with Coronado, California. The 3,407 m long bridge ascend ... Read More>>



The Öresund Bridge

The Øresund or Öresund Bridge is a combined two-track rail and four-lane road bridge-tunnel across the Öresund strait. It is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe, connecting the metropolitans of Copenhagen, Denmark ... Read More>>



The Hartland Bridge

The Hartland Bridge in New Brunswick, Canada is the world’s longest covered bridge, measuring 1,282 feet (391 m). It crosses the St. John River from Hartland to Somerville. In 1899, citizens from both sides of the river, impatient with the g ... Read More>>



The Chenab Bridge

The Chenab Bridge is an arch bridge under construction in India. It spans the Chenab River between Bakkal and Kauri, in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. The bridge will be 1,315 m long, with a 480 m trussed arch span 359 m a ... Read More>>



Kusten Bridge

The High Coast-bridge is only 70 m shorter than San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge, which it was modelled after opened in 1997. One of the tallest constructions in Sweden, its two pylons reach 180 metres over the surface of the water ... Read More>>



Canal Bridge Magdeburg

Taking six years to build and costing around half a billion euros, the aqua duct across the River Elbe—a massive undertaking—connects Berlin's inland harbour with ports along the river Rhine. At the centre of the project is Europe's lo ... Read More>>



The Erasmus Bridge

The Erasmusbrug (Erasmus Bridge), designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996, is a cable-stayed bridge across the Nieuwe Maas River, linking the northern and southern halves of Rotterdam, Netherlands. This 808 metre long bridge has a 139 met ... Read More>>



Rio-Antirio Bridge

Officially deemed the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge, after the statesman who first envisioned it, the Rio-Antirio is a cable-stayed bridge crossing the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese to Antirio on mainland Gre ... Read More>>



Rion Antirion Bridge

The Rion-Antirion Bridge in Greece, which was first opened to traffic in August 2004, was the product of a seven-year construction project that lasted from 1998 to 2004 (including a two year preparation period 1998–1999 and a five-year build ... Read More>>



Jiangyin Yangtze River Bridge

The Jiangyin Bridge, which opened on 1 October 1997, is the most seaward crossing of the Yangtze River carrying a dual three-lane highway over the river with 50 m navigational clearance between the towns of Jiangyin and Jinjiang in the Jiangsu pro ... Read More>>



Humber

For more than a century, the Humber Estuary was a barrier to trade and development between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north, although local interests had campaigned for the construction of a bridge or tunnel across it.< ... Read More>>



Bandra Worli Sea Link

The Bandra Worli Sea Link Project is one of the most ambitious projects in the history of Mumbai’s transportation. The project is to provide an additional, fast moving outlet from the island city to the western suburbs, thereby providing muc ... Read More>>



Arthur J. Ravenel, Jr. Bridge Cooper River Bridge

The dramatic Cooper River Bridge— the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America— opened in July 2005 a year ahead of schedule, connecting the bustling port city of Charleston and Mount Pleasant in South Carolina. The Cooper River Br ... Read More>>



The King Fahd Causeway

The King Fahd Causeway is a 28 km long bridging and viaduct connection between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Construction commenced in 1968 and continued until 1986, when it was officially opened to the public. The project cost a total of US $ 1.2 bil ... Read More>>



Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge across the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. It replaced the Charlestown High Bridge when it opened, and is the world's widest cable-stayed bridge. The main portion of ... Read More>>



The Confederation Bridge

The Confederation Bridge is a bridge spanning the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait that links Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick, Canada. It was commonly referred to as the "Fixed Link" by residents of Prince Edwar ... Read More>>



Akashi Kaikyo

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan, the world's longest suspension bridge opened on 5 April 1998, 10 years after construction began. The salient features of this bridge are that it withstands typhoons, occasional catastrophic earthquakes, does not ... Read More>>