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The 10 Tallest Bridges in the World

By | Last Updated : 25th June 2019

Passing through the sky-reaching bridges must be a thrilling experience that you cannot deny. Here are some highest bridges across the world that will give you travel goals for sure. From China to Turkey, the following bridges are listed in an order based on their heights.

World's Tallest Bridge

1. Millau Viaduct in France

Millau Viaduct Tallest Bridge in the World

Millau Viaduct Tallest Bridge in France Millau Viaduct Highest Bridge in the World

With a height of 1,104 ft, the bridge is the tallest one in the entire world. Located in the communes of Creissels and Millau, this has been awarded by the prestigious International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, the Outstanding Structure Award in 2006. The cable-stayed bridge has been designed and planned by architect Lord Norman Foster and engineer  Michel Virlogeux.

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2. Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in Turkey

Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge 2nd Highest Bridge in the World

Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge Highest in the World Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge Tallest in the World

With more than 1,056 ft of height, this is the second tallest bridge of the world. This suspension bridge passes over the Bosphorus strait, with the Black Sea nearby. The designers of the bridge are Jean-François Klein and Michel Virlogeux. It was opened for public in 2016. During its initial days, the bridge was known as the Third Bosphorus Bridge.

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3. Russky Bridge in Russia

Russky Bridge Tallest in the World

Russky Bridge Highest in the World Russky Bridge Tallest in the World Pic

This cable-stayed bridge joining the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula and Russky Island was opened in 2012. The construction is maintained and supervised by SK MOST and NPO Mostovik. With 4 lanes on it, the bridge is around 1,053 ft tall, rightly claiming the third position in regards to the highest bridges of the world.

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4. Sutong Yangtze River Bridge in China

Sutong Yangtze River Bridge Tallest in the World Pic

Sutong Yangtze River Bridge Tallest in the World Sutong Yangtze River Bridge Highest in the World

Running between Changshu and Nantong, the bridge is a cable-stayed one with a height of 1,004 ft. The bridge is being used since 2008.  The stunning construction has been awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2010. The award was named Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement.

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5. Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong

Stonecutters Bridge Tallest in the World

Stonecutters Bridge Highest in the World Stonecutters Bridge Tallest in the Earth

The cable-stayed bridge is 978 ft high and has been operational since 2009. It has two bridge towers, one in the Stonecutters Island and the other one being in Tsing Yi Island. Besides being the fifth highest bridge in the world, this one has another record in its kitty for having the third longest cable-stayed span.

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6. Chishi Bridge in China

Chishi Bridge Tallest in the World

Chishi Bridge Highest in the World Chishi Bridge Tallest in the Earth

The Chisi Bridge has a height of around 940.4 ft and opened to use in 2016. It carries the famous G76 Xiamen–Chengdu Expressway and crosses the Qingtou River. It has the longest span than the  Millau Viaduct but in height, it is far less than the latter.

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7. Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in Japan

Akashi Kaikyō Bridge Tallest in the Earth

Akashi Kaikyō Bridge Highest in the World Akashi Kaikyō Bridge Tallest in the World

Opened in 1998, the bridge has a height of around 928 ft. Designed by Satoshi Kashima, the bridge has the longest suspension span in the entire world. This is also alternatively known as Pearl Bridge and Akashi Strait Bridge. Consisted of 3 spans, this happens to be standing on an earthquake-prone area, so engineers have featured various technological things to make it stay strong and endure natural calamities.

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8. Yi Sun-sin Bridge in South Korea

Yi Sun-sin Bridge Tallest in the World

Yi Sun-sin Bridge Highest in the World Yi Sun-sin Bridge Tallest in the Earth

The 5th longest suspension bridge of the world, connecting Myodo-dong and Gwangyang, this has a height of 890 ft. This is named after the Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin, who was also known for building the “Turtle ship”, the first ironclad warship ever made. It was opened in 2012 for the public.

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9. Duge Bridge in China

Duge Bridge Tallest in the World

Duge Bridge Highest in the World Duge Bridge Tallest in the Earth

The 883 ft long bridge is a cable-stayed bridge. It connects Shuicheng county of Guizhou and Xuanwei city of Yunnan. Locationwise, the bridge is near Liupanshui and holds the record of the highest one in the world featuring road deck for more than 1,850 feet above a river, namely Beipan River.

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10. Jingyue Yangtze River Bridge in China

Jingyue Yangtze River Bridge Highest in World

Jingyue Yangtze River Bridge Tallest in the World Jingyue Yangtze River Bridge Tallest in the Earth

The last one of the list is 869 ft high, and technically this is a cable-stayed bridge. Running between Yueyang and Jianli County. It is located above Yangtze River and opened for public in 2010. It is also known as Jingyue Dàqiáo.

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The list gives you a fair idea regarding how the beautiful bridges adorn our world, across the country. Travel wherever possible and experience the cloud-kissing bridges at least once in your life.

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