Tallest Bridges in the World

The five tallest bridges in the world. Each one of these tallest bridges in the world are great sights to see, and each one serves a great purpose connecting sections of land separated by great bodies of water. All five of these tallest bridges in the wor

These are the tallest bridges in the world as measured from the their bases to the tops of their structures. These are not the highest bridges in the world, the bridges with the highest clearance from deck to ground, but the tallest bridges in the world.

I have never personally crossed any of these five highest bridges in the world, but I would certainly like too in the future. The views from these bridges must be spectacular. All five of these bridges were completed in the last 15 years, and one of the bridges is scheduled to be completed in time for a big summit in September of 2012.

Tallest Bridges in the World

1. Millau Viaduct- 1,125 feet

 

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The amazing Millau Viaduct is the tallest bridge in the world with a total height from the base to the top of the structure measuring 1,125 feet. The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Tam River Valley in southern France near the city of Millau. The Millau Viaduct was completed and opened to traffic in 2004. 

2. Russky Island Bridge- 1,053 feet

 

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The Russky Island Bridge is a 1,053 foot high cable-stayed bridge that connects Russky Island with the city of Vladivostok over the Eastern Bosphorus strait in eastern Russia. The Russky Island Bridge will be completed in 2012 in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit scheduled for early September in Vladivostok, with the meetings taking place on Russky Island.

3. Sutong Bridge- 1,004 feet

 

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The Sutong Bridge is a 1,004 foot high cable-stayed bridge that spans over the mighty Yangtze River between the cities of Nantong and Chanshu in Jiansu Province in eastern China. The Sutong Bridge was completed and opened for traffic in May of 2008. It is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world.

4. Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge or Pearl Bridge- 979 feet

 

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The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is a 979 foot high suspension bridge that spans over the Akashi Strait linking the city of Kobe, Japan with the main island of Honshu. The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is also known as the Pearl Bridge. The Pearl Bridge was completed and opened for traffic in April of 1998.

5. Stonecutters Bridge- 978 feet

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The Stonecutters Bridge is a 978 foot high cable-stayed bridge that spans Rambler Channel in the city of Hong Kong, connecting Stonecutters Island with the cape named Nam Won Kok and Tsing Yi Island. Stonecutters Bridge was completed and opened for traffic in December of 2009.

For more see Highest Bridges in the World

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Highest Bridges in the United States

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Suspension Bridges in New York City

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