Some Amazing Facts About Bridges

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A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. Read some of the most interesting facts about Bridges.

  • China has the 3 longest bridges.
    • Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge – 164,800 m.  It has the Guinness World Record for the Longest Bridge of any type.
    • Tianjin Grand Bridge – 113,600 m.
    • Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge – 79,732 m.
  • The first 3 Longest Bridges are of type High-speed rail.
  • Bang Na Expressway is the longest Road Bridge. Its from Taiwan.
  • There are six main types of bridges: beam bridges, cantilever bridges, arch bridges, suspension bridges, cable-stayed bridges and truss bridges.
  • Rialto Bridge from Venice was collapsed due to the Overload by spectators during the wedding of the Duke of Ferrara. It was in 1444.
  • The First ever bridge failure recorded is Stirling Bridge – Stirling, Scotland. It was on 1297 September. The reason being Overload by attackers during the Battle of Stirling Bridge
  • There is a bridge named The Bridge to Nowhere. It is a concrete road bridge spanning the Mangapurua Stream in Whanganui National Park, North Island, New Zealand. It has no roads leading to it.
  • The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States.
  • Angers Bridge, France collapsed on April 16, 1850 killing around 226 people. This is one of the most Disastrous Bridge Collapses ever happened. Resonance of soldiers led to collapse.

 

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