This list of tallest bridges includes bridges with a structural height of at least 200 metres (660 ft). The structural height of a bridge is the maximum vertical distance from the uppermost part of a bridge, such as the top of a bridge tower, to the lowermost exposed part of the bridge, where its piers, towers, or mast pylons emerge from the surface of the ground or water. Structural height is different from deck height, which measures the maximum vertical distance between the bridge deck (the road bed of a bridge) and the ground or water surface beneath the bridge span. A separate list of highest bridges ranks bridges by deck height.

Structural height and deck height

The difference between tall and high bridges can be explained in part because some of the highest bridges are built across deep valleys or gorges. For example, (as of 1 July 2020) the Duge Bridge is the highest bridge in the world, but only the eleventh tallest. This bridge spans a deep river gorge. The bridge's two towers, built on either rim of the gorge, are 269 m (883 ft) tall, but due to the depth of the river gorge, the deck height of the Duge Bridge is 565 m (1,854 ft).

The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge that is both tall (in structural height) and high (in deck height). The tallest Millau Viaduct tower is situated near the valley floor, which gives the viaduct a structural height of 336.4 m (1,104 ft), and a deck height of 270 m (890 ft) above the valley floor. The Millau Viaduct is (as of 8 February 2020) the tallest bridge, but only the twenty-sixth highest bridge in the world.

Completed

Photo Rank Name Structural height Longest span Type Opened Country Place Carries
1 Millau Viaduct 336.4 metres (1,104 ft)[1] 342 metres (1,122 ft) Cable-stayed 2004  France Millau Expressway
2 Pingtang Bridge 332 metres (1,089 ft) 2×550 metres (1,800 ft) Cable-stayed 2019  China Pingtang, Guizhou Expressway
3 Hutong Yangtze River Bridge 325 metres (1,066 ft) 1,092 metres (3,583 ft) Cable-stayed 2020  China Jiangsu Expressway/railway
4 Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge 322 metres (1,056 ft)[2] 1,408 metres (4,619 ft) Cable-Suspension 2016  Turkey Istanbul Expressway
5 Russky Bridge 320.9 metres (1,053 ft) 1,104 metres (3,622 ft) Cable-stayed 2012  Russia Vladivostok Expressway
6 Sutong Bridge 306 metres (1,004 ft) 1,088 metres (3,570 ft) Cable-stayed 2008  China Changshu Expressway
7 Stonecutters Bridge 298 metres (978 ft) 1,018 metres (3,340 ft) Cable-stayed 2009  China Hong Kong Expressway
8 Chishi Bridge 288 metres (945 ft)[3] 380 metres (1,250 ft) Cable-stayed 2016  China Yizhang County Expressway
9 Qingshan Yangtze River Bridge [zh] 283.5 metres (930 ft)[4] 938 metres (3,077 ft) Cable-stayed 2021  China Wuhan, Hubei
30°40′47.8″N 114°28′00.4″E / 30.679944°N 114.466778°E / 30.679944; 114.466778 (Qingshan Yangtze River Bridge)
Expressway
10 Akashi Kaikyō Bridge 282.8 metres (928 ft) 1,991 metres (6,532 ft) Suspension 1998  Japan Kobe Expressway
11 Wuxue Yangtze River Bridge [zh] 275 metres (902 ft)[5] 808 metres (2,651 ft) Cable-stayed 2021  China Wuxue, Hubei
29°50′25″N 115°30′22″E / 29.84028°N 115.50611°E / 29.84028; 115.50611
Expressway
12 Yi Sun-sin Bridge 270 metres (890 ft)[6] 1,545 metres (5,069 ft) Suspension 2012  South Korea Yeosu Road
13 Duge Bridge 269 metres (883 ft) 720 metres (2,360 ft) Cable-stayed 2016  China Guiyang (Guizhou) Expressway
14 Nansha Bridge
(East span)
267 metres (876 ft) 1,688 metres (5,538 ft) Suspension 2019  China Dongguan (Guangdong) Expressway
15 Jingyue Bridge 265 metres (869 ft) 816 metres (2,677 ft) Cable-stayed 2010  China Jingzhou Expressway
16 Second Wuhu Yangtze River Bridge 262.48 metres (861.2 ft) 806 metres (2,644 ft) Cable-stayed 2017  China Wuhu, Anhui Expressway
17 Nizhou Waterway Bridge 260 metres (850 ft) 1,688 metres (5,538 ft) Suspension 2019  China Dongguan and Guangzhou
22°53′6.4″N 113°33′46.4″E / 22.885111°N 113.562889°E / 22.885111; 113.562889
Expressway
18 Yachi River Bridge 258.2 metres (847 ft) 800 metres (2,600 ft) Cable-stayed 2016  China Guiyang (Guizhou)
26°50′53″N 106°08′13″E / 26.8480°N 106.1369°E / 26.8480; 106.1369 (Yachi River Bridge)
Expressway
19 Jiayu Yangtze River Bridge [zh] 255 metres (837 ft) 920 metres (3,020 ft) Cable-stayed 2019  China Jiayu County, Hubei
30°03′07.0″N 113°59′05.0″E / 30.051944°N 113.984722°E / 30.051944; 113.984722 (Jiayu Yangtze River Bridge)
Expressway
20 Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge 254.9 metres (836 ft) 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) Suspension 2019  China Wuhan (Hubei)
30°30′24″N 114°15′24″E / 30.50667°N 114.25667°E / 30.50667; 114.25667 (Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge)
Expressway, Street
21 Great Belt East Bridge 254 metres (833 ft) 1,624 metres (5,328 ft) Suspension 1998  Denmark Korsør Expressway
22 Liuguanghe Xiqian Expressway Bridge
息黔高速公路六广河特大桥
248 metres (814 ft)[7] 580 metres (1,900 ft) Cable-stayed 2017  China Liutongxiang, Guizhou
27°04′43.3″N 106°24′03.2″E / 27.078694°N 106.400889°E / 27.078694; 106.400889 (Liuguanghe Bridge Xiqian)
Expressway
Xiqian Expressway
23 Third Wanzhou Yangtze River Bridge 248 metres (814 ft) 730 metres (2,400 ft) Cable-stayed 2019  China Wanzhou District, Chongqing Expressway
24 Zhongzhou Yangtze River Bridge 247.5 metres (812 ft)[8] 460 metres (1,510 ft) Cable-stayed 2010  China Huangshi Expressway
25 Gongshuihe Bridge [zh] 245 metres (804 ft)[9] 400 metres (1,300 ft) Cable-stayed 2014[10]  China Xuan'en County Expressway
26 Jiujiang Fuyin Expressway Bridge 244.3 metres (802 ft)[11] 818 metres (2,684 ft) Cable-stayed 2013  China Jiujiang Expressway
27 Hongjun Chishuihe Bridge 243.5 metres (799 ft) 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) Suspension 2019  China Xishui County, Guizhou Expressway
28 Chizhou Yangtze River Bridge 243 metres (797 ft) 828 metres (2,717 ft) Cable-stayed 2019  China Chizhou - Zongyang County, Anhui Expressway
29 E’dong Bridge 242.5 metres (796 ft) 926 metres (3,038 ft) Cable-stayed 2010  China Zhong County Expressway
30 Qingshui River Bridge 236 metres (774 ft) 1,130 metres (3,710 ft) Suspension 2015  China Kaiyang County, Guizhou Expressway
31 Mezcala Bridge 236 metres (774 ft)[12] 311 metres (1,020 ft) Cable-stayed 1993  Mexico Mártir de Cuilapán Expressway
32 Osman Gazi Bridge 234.425 metres (769.11 ft) 1,550 metres (5,090 ft) Suspension 2016  Turkey Gebze, Gulf of İzmit Expressway
33 Shishou Yangtze River Bridge 234 metres (768 ft) 820 metres (2,690 ft) Cable-stayed 2019  China Shishou, Hubei Expressway
34 Zhuankou Yangtze River Bridge 234 metres (768 ft) 760 metres (2,490 ft) Cable-stayed 2017  China Wuhan, Hubei Expressway
35 Second Dongtinghu Bridge 232 metres (761 ft) 1,480 metres (4,860 ft) Suspension 2018  China Yueyang, Hunan Expressway
36 Incheon Bridge 230.5 metres (756 ft) 800 metres (2,600 ft) Cable-stayed 2009  South Korea Incheon Expressway
37 Jin'an Bridge
金安金沙江特大桥
230 metres (750 ft)[13] 1,386 metres (4,547 ft) Suspension 2020  China Lijiang, Yunnan
26°49′20″N 100°26′30″E / 26.82222°N 100.44167°E / 26.82222; 100.44167 (Jin'an Bridge)
Expressway
38 Golden Gate Bridge 227.4 metres (746 ft) 1,280 metres (4,200 ft) Suspension 1937  United States San Francisco Expressway
39 Xiamen Zhangzhou Bridge 227 metres (745 ft) 780 metres (2,560 ft) Cable-stayed 2013  China Zhangzhou and Xiamen Expressway
40 Second Fengdu Yangtze River Bridge 227 metres (745 ft) 680 metres (2,230 ft) Cable-stayed 2017  China Fengdu County, Chongqing Road
41 Jiashao Bridge 227 metres (745 ft) 428 metres (1,404 ft) Cable-stayed 2012  China Hangzhou Bay Expressway
42 Zolotoy Bridge 226 metres (741 ft) 737 metres (2,418 ft) Cable-stayed 2012  Russia Vladivostok Expressway
43 El Carrizo Bridge 226 metres (741 ft)[14] 217 metres (712 ft) Cable-stayed 2013  Mexico El Palmito Road
44 Xiangshan Harbor Bridge 225.5 metres (740 ft) 688 metres (2,257 ft) Cable-stayed 2012  China Ningbo Expressway
45 Langqi Min River Bridge 223 metres (732 ft) 680 metres (2,230 ft) Cable-stayed 2013  China Fuzhou Expressway
46 Yangpu Bridge 223 metres (732 ft) 602 metres (1,975 ft) Cable-stayed 1993  China Shanghai Road
47 San Marcos Bridge 223 metres (732 ft) [14] 180 metres (590 ft) Concrete 2013  Mexico Xicotepec de Juárez Road
48 Fourth Nanjing Yangtze Bridge 223 metres (732 ft) [15] 1,418 metres (4,652 ft) Suspension 2012  China Nanjing Expressway
49 Chibi Yangtze River Bridge [zh] 223 metres (732 ft)[16] 720 metres (2,360 ft) Cable-stayed 2021  China Chibi City - Honghu, Hubei
29°51′9″N 113°34′42″E / 29.85250°N 113.57833°E / 29.85250; 113.57833
Expressway
50 Tatara Bridge 220 metres (720 ft) 890 metres (2,920 ft) Cable-stayed 1999  Japan Imabari Expressway
51 Badong Bridge 218 metres (715 ft) 388 metres (1,273 ft) Cable-stayed 2005  China Badong County Road
52 Xupu Bridge 217 m (712 ft)[17] 590 metres (1,940 ft) Cable-stayed 1997  China Shanghai Expressway
53 Wangdong Yangtze River Bridge 217 metres (712 ft) 638 metres (2,093 ft) Cable-stayed 2016  China Wangjiang County, Anhui Expressway
54 Guozigou Bridge 215.5 metres (707 ft)[18] 360 metres (1,180 ft) Cable-stayed 2011  China Huocheng County Expressway
55 Third Nanjing Yangtze Bridge 215.1 metres (706 ft) 648 metres (2,126 ft) Cable-stayed 2005  China Nanjing Expressway
56 Runyang Bridge 215 metres (705 ft) 1,490 metres (4,890 ft) Suspension 2005  China Jiangsu Expressway
57 Pont de Normandie 214.8 metres (705 ft) 856 metres (2,808 ft) Cable-stayed 1995  France Le Havre Expressway
58 Wuzuohe Bridge 214.6 metres (704 ft) 380 metres (1,250 ft) Cable-stayed 2015  China Yinazhen, Guizhou Expressway
59 Minpu Bridge 214.5 metres (704 ft) 708 metres (2,323 ft) Cable-stayed 2010  China Shanghai Expressway
60 Fengjie Bridge 214 metres (702 ft) 460 metres (1,510 ft) Cable-stayed 2005  China Fengjie Road
61 Atlantic Bridge, Panama 212.5 metres (697 ft) 530 metres (1,740 ft) Cable-stayed 2019  Panama Colón Province Expressway
62 Second Tongling Bridge [zh] 212 metres (696 ft)[19] 630 metres (2,070 ft) Cable-stayed 2015  China Tongling
31°5′0.4″N 117°57′58.3″E / 31.083444°N 117.966194°E / 31.083444; 117.966194 (Second Tongling Bridge)
Expressway, Rail
63 Verrazano Narrows Bridge 211.3 metres (693 ft) 1,298 metres (4,259 ft) Suspension 1964  United States New York City Expressway
64 Xihoumen Bridge 211 metres (692 ft) 1,650 metres (5,410 ft) Suspension 2008  China Zhoushan Archipelago Expressway
65 Fuma Yangtze River Bridge 210.5 metres (691 ft) 1,050 metres (3,440 ft) Suspension 2017  China Wanzhou (Chongqing) Expressway
66 Huangyi Bridge 210 metres (690 ft) 520 metres (1,710 ft) Cable-stayed 2012  China Huangyi Expressway
67 Anqing Yangtze River Railway Bridge 210 metres (690 ft) 580 metres (1,900 ft) Cable-stayed 2013  China Anqing Expressway/railway
68 Xianshen River Bridge 210 metres (690 ft)[20] 136 metres (446 ft) Cable-stayed 2009  China Jincheng Expressway
69 Shanghai Yangtze River Bridge 209 metres (686 ft) 730 metres (2,400 ft) Cable-stayed 2009  China Shanghai Expressway
70 Erqi Bridge 209 metres (686 ft)[21] 616 metres (2,021 ft) Cable-stayed 2011  China Wuhan Expressway
71 Pengxihe Bridge 208 metres (682 ft) 316 metres (1,037 ft) Cable-stayed 2008  China Yunyang Expressway
72 Hejiang Changjiang Second Bridge 208 metres (682 ft) 420 metres (1,380 ft) Cable-stayed 2013  China Hejiang Expressway
73 Yongchuan Yangtze River Bridge 207.4 metres (680 ft) 608 metres (1,995 ft) Cable-stayed 2014  China Songjizhen Expressway
74 Queensferry Crossing 207 metres (679 ft) 650 metres (2,130 ft) Cable-stayed 2017  United Kingdom Firth of Forth Expressway
75 Tsing Ma Bridge 206 metres (676 ft) 1,377 metres (4,518 ft) Suspension 1997  Hong Kong Hong Kong Expressway/railway
76 Wujiang Yinbai Bridge 204.8 metres (672 ft) 320 metres (1,050 ft) Cable-stayed 2013  China Fuling Expressway
77 Baling River Bridge 204.5 metres (671 ft)[22] 1,088 metres (3,570 ft) Suspension 2009  China Guanling County Expressway
78 Øresund Bridge 203.5 metres (668 ft) 490 metres (1,610 ft) Cable-stayed 2000  Sweden/ Denmark Malmö/Copenhagen[note 1] Expressway/railway
79 Ulsan Bridge 203 metres (666 ft) 1,150 metres (3,770 ft) Suspension 2015  South Korea Ulsan Expressway
80 Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge[23][24] 203 metres (666 ft) 6,409 metres (21,027 ft) Suspension 2020  China Zhenjiang Expressway/railway
81 Jintang Bridge 202.5 metres (664 ft) 620 metres (2,030 ft) Cable-stayed 2009  China Zhoushan Archipelago Expressway
82 Xiangxihe Bridge 202.32 metres (663.8 ft) 470 metres (1,540 ft) Cable-stayed 2019  China Zigui County, Hubei Expressway
83 Ting Kau Bridge 201.6 metres (661 ft) 475 metres (1,558 ft) Cable-stayed 1998  Hong Kong Hong Kong Expressway
84 Huangpu Bridge 201 metres (659 ft) 1,108 metres (3,635 ft) Cable-stayed 2008  China Guangzhou Expressway
85 Hardanger Bridge 200.5 metres (658 ft) 1,380 metres (4,530 ft) Suspension 2013  Norway Hardangerfjord Road
86 Ada Bridge 200 metres (660 ft) 376 metres (1,234 ft) Cable-stayed 2011  Serbia Belgrade Road/light railway
87 Cuntan Yangtze River Bridge 200 metres (660 ft) 880 metres (2,890 ft) Suspension 2017  China Chongqing Expressway
88 Mohammed VI Bridge 200 metres (660 ft) 376 metres (1,234 ft) Cable-stayed 2016  Morocco Rabat Expressway
89 Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge 200 metres (660 ft) 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) Suspension 1988  Japan Sakaide Expressway/railway

Under construction

Photo Name Structural height Longest span Type Expected completion Country Place Carries
Çanakkale 1915 Bridge 318 metres (1,043 ft)[25] 2,023 metres (6,637 ft) Suspension 2022  Turkey Çanakkale Province Expressway
Danjiang Bridge 200 metres (660 ft) 450 metres (1,480 ft) Cable-stayed 2024  Taiwan New Taipei Expressway

Notes

  1. ^ The pillars are in Sweden

See also

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Other references are, as a principle, located in the articles about the bridges.