The Infrastructure is getting new heights in various countries of Asia. When we talk about the infrastructure, the strong transportation lines are also important part of infrastructure development. And it is very important to make economy strong of any country. Nowadays Bridges are built to reduce the travelling hours and bringing better connectivity for the development of the country and economical growth. The Bridges are kept in mind the bear the weight of heavy traffic on daily basis and resistant to natural calamities like Earthquake.
In Asian countries, you will find world class architecture designs in various bridges. These bridges are very important to make good transport and connectivity facilities in any country. If you want to know about longest bridges in Asian countries, here is the list of the Top 15 Longest Bridges in Asia that are made to make better connectivity and transportation in countries of Asia:
15. Jiaozhou Bay Bridge
Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is developed in between Qingdao and Huangdao Districts of China. This is 26.7 km long Roadway Bridge in that is a part of Jiaozhou Bay Connection Project. This bridge was completed in 2011. It helps in reducing the travel distance upto 30kms between Huangdao and Qingdao.
14. Line 1, Wuhan Metro
The Line 1 of Wuhan Metro is a metro line that is located in city of Wuhan, Hubei, China. Line 1 is an elevated metro line that was opened at 28 July 2004. The length of this metro line is 33.81 km. It is wrongly referred as light Rail in China due to unique elevation it offers.Its maximum speed is around 100km/hr and average speed is around 36.6km/hr.
13. Blue Line (Delhi Metro)
The Blue Line of Delhi Metro in India is at 13th position and it connects 44 metro stations starting from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre. The length of this metro line is 50.56 km and it also consist a branch line having a length of 6.25 km.It helps in connecting entire Delhi and areas around it like Noida and Gurugram.It was opened for public use in the year 2005.
12. Shanghai Maglev Train
Starting from the bottom, the 15th longest bridge in Asia that has made it possible for the countries of Asia to make its economic system strong is the Shanghai Maglev Train Bridge. This bridge is located in China. Extended from Shanghai Pudong across the outskirts of central Pudong, this bridge covers almost 29.908 Km, total in length.
11. Donghai Bridge
Next on the list is the Donghai Bridge that is located in the country of China. This bridge is one of the longest bridges in Asia that is having the total length of almost 32.5 km. This bridge links the Shanghai’s Pudong New Area And the Yangshan Deep-Water Port and is considered to be one of the vital and the longest bridge in Asia.
10. Runyang Yangtze River Bridge
Runyang Yangtze River Bridge Is next one of the longest and the most important bridge in Asia that is also located in China again. This bridge is having the total length of almost 35.66 km. This bridge is the part of the Shanghai- Beijing express that always welcomes the traffic.It is on the 10th Rank among the longest bridges of the world.
9. Hangzhou Bay Bridge
Next on the list is the Hangzhou Bay Bridge that is another longest bridge in Asia. This bridge is the part of the Hangzhou Bay that extends from the Jiaxing to Ningbo municipalities. With the total length of 35.673 km, this bridge is standing on the 9th rank in our list.
8. Yangcun Bridge
Located in China, the Yangcun Bridge is the 8th longest bridge in the continent of Asia. The is having the total length of almost 35.812 km. the Yangcun Bridge is considered to be one of the most beautifully designed bridge in Asia.
7. Beijing Grand Bridge
This one is another one of the longest bridge that is also located in the country of China. This bridge is maintained by the government of China and was opened in the year of 2010. With the 48.153 km in length, this bridge is considered to be the 7th longest bridge in Asia.
6. Bang Na Expressway
It is the sixth largest bridge of the world. The bridge is located in Thailand, and is a six- lane highway that is constructed in the form of a bridge. The total length of the bridge is 55 km that makes this bridge the 6th longest bridge in Asia.
5. Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge
With the total length of 79.732 km, this bridge is the 5th longest bridge in the continent of Asia. Being located in China, it covers the Wei River but twice.
4. Cangde Grand Bridge
This is 4th longest bridge in Asia that is made as a part of Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway. With a total length of 105.81 km, this is 3rd longest railway bridge. The bridge is designed while keeping in mind the effect of earthquakes and it can easily withstand it.It has a total of 3092 piers in it.
3. Tianjin Grand Bridge
Next longest bridge in Asia is the Tianjin Grand Bridge that is also located in the country of China with the total length of 113.7 km. This bridge extends from the Langfang to the Qingxian and holds the 2nd place in the Guinness World Records with the title of the 3rd largest bridge not only in Asia but also in the world.
2. Changhua-Kaohsiung Viaduct
This is 2nd longest bridge of Asia that is a part of Taiwan High Speed Rail network. It was completed in the year 2007.This bridge has length of 157.317 km and goes from Baguashan to Zuoying in Kaohsiung.It is earthquake resistant and can even survive during fault moments.
1. Danyang – Kunshan Grand Bridge
With the total length of almost 164.8 km, this bridge is considered to be the longest bridge not only in Asia but in the whole world. It is located in between the line Shanghai and Nanjing and was completed in the year of 2010 and opened for common man in year 2011.Around 10,000 were employed for the construction of this longest bridge of the world.It was constructed in approx four years and total construction cost estimated was around 8.5 millions.It runs parallel to Yangtze River.
These are top 15 longest bridges of Asia that are perfectly made to give better transportation services to people. These bridges are designed while keeping in mind natural calamities like Earth Quake and other damages.
The Bottom Line
There is always something special in every country that distinguishes it from the others. While we count on Asians, there is always everything different that makes the people of Asia different from all the other people of the world. They are really hard working and that is represented through their enchanting buildings and architecture. Only the buildings and architecture, the whole infrastructure of the countries in Asia represents the characteristics of the people of Asia. While we are talking about the infrastructure, they have the strong transportation line also, that make their countries economically strong.