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A bridge is a building structure built to span a physical obstacle, like a body of water, valley, or road, without closing the way underneath. Much like great engineering structures, the bridges are ranked by their height, which is the maximum distance from the uppermost point of a bridge (like a tower), and down to the ground or water level. Here are the top 10 tallest bridges in the world in 2020.
1) The Millau Viaduct
The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge that covers the gorge valley of Tarn, located near Millau in Southern France. This tallest bridge in the world, has a structural height of 336.4 metres (1,104 feet). It was designed by French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and English architect Norman Foster.
2) The Pingtang Bridge
The Pingtang Bridge is located in Pingtang, Guizhou, China. The bridge was built to carry the Pingtang Luodian Expressway over the deep Caodu River valley. The bridge opened on the 30th of December, at a height of 332 metres (1,089 feet), and is the second-tallest bridge in the world.
3) The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge
The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is the 3rd tallest bridge in the world located in Istanbul, Turkey. The bridge was built for rail and motor vehicle transit over the Bosphorus strait. The bridge lies to the north of two existing suspension bridges in Istanbul and has a height of 322 metres or 1,056 feet. It is a cable–suspension bridge that opened in 2016.
4) The Russky Bridge
The Russky Bridge, is a cable-stayed bridge located in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia. The bridge connects Russky Island and the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula sections of the city across the Eastern Bosphorus strait. The bridge has a central span of 1,104 metres (3,622 feet) and it is the second longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, after the Øresund Bridge in Scandinavia. It was opened for service in 2012.
5) The Sutong Yangtze River Bridge
The Sutong Yangtze River Bridge, is a cable-stayed bridge over the Yangtze River in China. The bridge lies between Nantong and Changshu, a satellite city of Suzhou, in Jiangsu province. The building has a height of 306 metres (1,004 feet).
6) The Stonecutters Bridge
The Stonecutters Bridge is a 298 metre (978 feet) tall bridge located in Hong Kong. This cable-stayed bridge connects Nam Wan Kok and Tsing Yi to Stonecutters Island and is located near Container Terminal 9 and Container Terminal 8.
7) The Chishi Bridge
8) The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge
The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, is a suspension bridge that links the city of Kobe on the Japanese mainland of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island. This suspension bridge was opened in 1998, and has a height of 282.8 metres (928 feet).
9) The Yi Sun-sin Bridge
The Yi Sun-sin Bridge, is a human bridge, located in South Korea. This suspension bridge was opened in 2012, and has a height of 270 metres (890 feet). The bridge connects Gwangyang with Myodo-dong, a small island in Yeosu City.
10) The Duge Bridge
The Duge Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge between the provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan in China. The cable stayed structure has a height of 269 metres (883 feet), and was opened in 2016. The bridge is a part of the G56 Hangzhou–Ruili Expressway.