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About The Longest Bridges of the World

Shakespeare said the most romantic place on the Earth is the bridge. It is a door to something new….. to something refreshing. This is the place that gives birth to love and continuity to any relationship. Different cultures have different traditions linked to bridges. The Russians consider that the newlyweds should walk along a bridge as a symbol of a new period in life. Chinese bring their children when they go the first time to the kindergarten believing that they will become honest, courageous, and always high-spirited.


The concept of the Bridge


The bridge represents an artificial structure, erected over a river, lake, spilling water or any other obstacle. It is generally built across the road or a river. In many cases it joins two borders.The bridge is one of the oldest engineering inventions of mankind.


The Structure of The Bridge


Typically, bridges are made up of spans and supports. Spans are used to transfer loads and the perception of their supports, they can settle the roadway, pedestrian crossing, the pipeline.Spans are composed of supporting structures: beams, trusses, diaphragms (cross-ties) and the actual roadway slabs. The spans are usually straightforward, but if it is necessary they are given a complex shape: spiral, ring, etc. Forms of supports can be quite diverse. Intermediate supports are called bulls, coastal - foundations. Foundations are used to connect the bridge with the approach embankments. Materials for bridges are metal (steel and aluminum alloys), natural stone, wood and rope.


Types of Bridges


All the bridges can be divided from two points of view:


By Application:

Rail bridge

Automotive bridge

Metro bridge

Hiking bridge

Combined bridge


By construction:

the beam,

the spacer ,

the combined.

Dozen of huge bridges connect different cities and countries. Hundreds of people drive along them and do not even notice their beautiful architecture. When we speak about the place where the greatest number of the longest bridges are situated you are going to be surprised to learn that the winner is China. Still the longest bridge is Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge(1.991 m) situated in Japan. The design of the bridge is double-hinged beam system stiffness to withstand wind speeds up to 80 m / s, the seismic activity of up to 8.5 on the Richter scale and withstand strong sea currents. The second longest bridge is Xihoumen bridge in China (1.650 m). The cost of the expenses has raised to 2.48 billion yen (approximately U.S. $ 300 million). The third longest can be found in Denmark and is the Great Belt Bridge (1.624 m). Still the most reliable Bridge is to be found in China once again. This is Tsing Ma Bridge(1.377 m). They say that it will be safe even when there are  typhoons.

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The Pontchartrain Bridge

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The Rio-Niteroi Bridge

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The Penang Bridge

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The Foresthill Bridge

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The Confederation Bridge

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The Seven Mile Bridge

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The Vasco da Gamma Bridge

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The Hangzhou Bridge

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