Longest bridges in the world: China has seven of the top 10 longest bridges in the world including four of
the top 5, all built in the last six years as China continues its economic overhaul. So to make things a bit more interesting we have listed the top 10 Countries with the longest bridges and all the bridges in each of the countries. There are 32 bridges on the list, the last from Vietnam. There is only one bridge from Europe in the list, 23 from Asia, 2 from the Middle East and 6 from the US.
The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)-Trung Luong Expressway (also known by the old Saigon-Trung Luong Skyway name) runs south west from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho on the northern edge of the Mekong Delta. It forms part of Vietnam’s North-South Expressway.
The Vasco da Gama Bridge crosses the Tagus River just north of Lisbon, Portugal, forming an important part of Lisbon’s greater road network. It is the longest bridge in Europe and was opened in 1998.
The deepest foundation piles reach down 95 m (312 ft) below sea level, part of the engineering required to safeguard the bridge against earthquakes. (The biggest earthquake to hit Lisbon was estimated to be 8.7 on the Richter scale).