By : Neha Dhyani
Updated : Jan 6, 2022, 13:07
Bridges around the world have opened up several avenues of transport and connection. Building bridges is an important component of countries' infrastructure development as it boosts the economy and enhances connectivity. Long bridges or viaducts are built using strong materials and designs which can withstand the load and tolerate several natural disasters.
The longest bridge in Asia in 2022 is the Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, located in China.
List of the top 10 longest bridges in Asia that connect people and places
Name of Bridges
Length of the bridge (Km)
Danyang-Kunshan Grand bridge
Cangde Grand bridge
Tianjin Grand Bridge
Weinan Weihe Bridge
Hong Kong Zhuhai-Macau bridge
Bang Na Expressway
Beijing Grand Bridge
Line 1 Wuhan Metro bridge
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Skyway
Below are the details on the top 5 longest bridges in Asia
Asia is known for its strong and aesthetic designs of bridges. These bridges have enabled a better connection between cities. Here is the list of some of the longest bridges in Asia.
The bridge that takes the number one spot in the list of longest bridges in Asia is the Danyang-Kunshan Grand bridge connecting Nanjing and Shanghai. The bridge covers a length of 165 kilometres. It runs parallel to the Yangtze river and took four years to finish the construction. It was ready for use in 2010. The bridge is registered as the longest bridge in the world by the Guinness World Record.
The second-longest bridge is the Changhua-Kaohsiung Viaduct in Taiwan. It spans around 157 kilometres. It acts as a railway viaduct for the Taiwan High-Speed Railway network and is designed to be earthquake resistant. The bridge was completed in 2007 and runs from Taipei to Kaohsiung.
Cangde Grand bridge is 115.9 kilometres and is supported by 3,092 piers. The bridge was completed in 2010 and is a division of the Beijing- Shanghai High-Speed Rail line.
Tianjin Grand Bridge is the fourth-longest bridge with 113.7 kilometres in length and is located in China. The bridge acts as a viaduct for a high-speed railway between Shanghai and Beijing. The viaduct was designed in sections and installed at different times. The bridge was constructed with an investment of $20 billion.
The Weinan Weihe Bridge is also in China. This bridge was completed in 2008 and is part of the Zhengzhou-Xian Rail line, connecting Zhengzhou and Xian. It is a 79 kilometres long bridge that crosses over Ling river, Xi river, Wei river, Luofu river, and Shi Di river.
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The longest bridge in Asia is the Danyang-Kunshan Grand bridge. It is 165 kilometres in length.
The Hong Kong Zhuhai-Macau bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Asia. It spans 55 kilometres over the sea.
The length of the longest bridge in Asia is 165 kilometres. It connects Nanjing and Shanghai.