Longest Suspension Bridges in Europe

These are longest suspension bridges that are entirely in Europe. There are two bridges in Turkey, the First Bosporus Bridge and the Second Bosporus Bridge that span the Bosporus strait between the continents of Europe and Asia. The Second Bosporus Bridge

The five longest suspension bridges located entirely on the continent of Europe. All five of these bridges are engineering marvels that span large waterways and save the people and businesses using them  immense amounts of time and money. Prior to the these bridges being built, people and cargo that wanted to cross these waterways either had to go around them or pay for ferry service.

These longest suspension bridges in Europe are also some of the longest suspension bridges in the world

Longest Suspension Bridges in Europe

1. Great Belt Bridge in Denmark- 5,328 feet (1,624 meters)

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With a span of 1,624 feet, the Great Belt Bridge between the islands of Zealand and Funen in Denmark is the longest suspension bridge in Europe. Spanning over the straight called the Great Belt; the Great Belt Bridge is also the third longest suspension bridge in the world. 

The Great Belt Bridge was built from 1991 to 1998. It was opened for traffic on June 14, 1998. The Great Belt Bridge is a great convenience for the people of Denmark, as it removed the need to use ferries to cross the Great Belt.

2. Humber Bridge in England- 4,626 feet (1,410 meters)

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Humber Bridge is the second longest suspension bridge in Europe with a span of 1,410 feet.  Spanning the large tidal estuary known as the Humber, also called the Humber River by some, located on the east coast of Great Britain, the Humber Bridge is the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world.

When it was completed in 1981, the Humber Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in Europe and in the world. It held both titles for 17 years, until 1998.

3. Hoga Kusten Bridge or High Coast Bridge in Sweden- 3,970 feet (1,210 meters)

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The Hoga Kusten Bridge, translated to the High Coast Bridge in English, is the third longest suspension bridge in Europe with a span of 3,970 feet. The Hoga Kusten Bridge is also the 11th longest suspension bridge in the world, and the second longest in Scandinavia.

The Hoga Kusten Bridge was built from 1993 to 1997. The High Coast Bridge spans the mouth of the Angermanalven River between Harnosand and Kramfors.

4. 25 de Abril Bridge or the Tagus River Bridge in Portugal- 3,323 feet (1,013 meters)

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The 25 de Abril Bridge, also known as the Tagus River Bridge, spans 3,323 feet across the Tagus River between the capital city of Lisbon and Almada in Portugal. Completed in 1966, the Tagus River Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in Europe until the Humber Bridge was completed in 1981.

5. Forth Road Bridge in Scotland- 3,300 feet (1,006 meters)

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With a span of 3,300 feet, the Forth Road Bridge over the Firth of Forth in Scotland is the fifth longest suspension bridge in Europe. Opened on September 4, 1964, the Forth Road Bridge connects the capital city of Edinburgh with Fife on the east coast of Scotland. Originally a toll bridge, the Forth Road Bridge has been free since February of 2008.

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