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Top 10: World’s longest bridges

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A structure spanning the English Channel wouldn’t come close to Earth’s 10 lengthiest bridges.

Many have floated the idea of a bridge between England and mainland Europe. This Channel-spanning bridge would need to be 35km long, a distance that would make it the lengthiest bridge in Europe – well beyond Portugal’s 17km Vasco da Gama Bridge. However, such a construction still wouldn’t break into the world’s top 10 longest.

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Top 10: World’s longest bridges © Getty Images

10. Manchac Swamp Bridge, USA

36km

9. Wuhan Metro Bridge, China

37km

8. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, USA

38km

7. Beijing Grand Bridge, China

48km

6. Bang Na Expressway, Thailand

54km

5. Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge, China

79km

4. Tianjin Grand Bridge, China

113km

3. Cangde Grand Bridge, China

116km

2. Changhua–Kaohsiung Viaduct, Taiwan

157km

1. The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China

164km

Top 10: World’s longest bridges © Getty Images

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Thomas Ling
Thomas LingStaff Writer, BBC Science Focus

Thomas is a Staff Writer at BBC Science Focus and looks after all things Q&A. Writing about everything from cosmology to anthropology, he specialises in the latest psychology and neuroscience discoveries. Thomas has a Masters degree (distinction) in Magazine Journalism from the University of Sheffield and has written for Men’s Health, Vice and Radio Times. He has been shortlisted as the New Digital Talent of the Year at the national magazine Professional Publishers Association (PPA) awards.

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