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Old September 11th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #1
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Your country's Longest Road Bridge

Your Country's Longest Road Bridge

Portugal: Vasco da Gama Bridge: 17.2km (4.8km) of which are "access roads"



United Kingdom:
Second Severn Bridge: 5.1km

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Old September 12th, 2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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Vasco da Gamma bridge is weird. Why is the big gap on the shoreline and not somewhere in the middle? Doesn't make sense to me. Where do the big ships need sail? I guess not against the shoreline...
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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Zeeland Bridge

The Zeeland Bridge is a 5.022 meter long bridge that spans the Oosterschelde estuary in the Zeeland province in the Netherlands. It connects the islands of North Beveland and Schouwen-Duiveland. It was constructed between 1963 and 1965 as a toll bridge. The bridge was paid off in 1989 and toll continued until January 1st, 1993 for maintenance. The bridge has been toll free ever since. The N256 highway runs across it. It should be noted the speed limit is 80 km/h, and is enforced by section control. (specs / tutor), which I've read has been out of commission since late August 2010.

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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #4
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I would like to see Catalan C-32 free of tolls!
As for Spain, I believe it's the Cádiz third entrance bridge (Which it's still U/C, so I don't know what is the longest bridge in Spain)
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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Old September 12th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #6
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Our longest bridge was "Viadukt Podtureň" but just 4 months ago was opened new one.

Považská Bytrica - Motorway bridge on D1



and second..

"Viadukt Podtureň" on D1




article with pics - http://liptak.blog.sme.sk/c/60175/Bu...dialnicou.html
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Old September 12th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #7
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Perhaps the longest bridge in Romania is Cernavodă Bridge, 1,584 km over the Danube, on A2 motorway:


Photo: Cristi Cimpoeş

Still, there is a longer bridge over the Danube, but it is between Romania and Bulgaria. Formerly known as the Friendship Bridge, it is a combined road and rail bridge and it has 2,8 km, according to Wikipedia:


Photo: România Liberă

A new bridge over Danube linking Romania and Bulgaria is under construction right now; after completion it will have 1,97 km:


Source: Danube Bridge II official website

A 1,8 km bridge over a future artificial lake is under construction on A3 motorway in the north-western part of Transylvania:


Source: Transylvania motorway official website
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Old September 12th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #8
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Asparuhov bridge linking two parts of Varna, Bulgaria, passing over the channel between the Black sea and the Varna lake. It is 2,05 km long and 50 m high. It was compeletd in 1976. It's always been toll free.





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Old September 12th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #9
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Zeeland Bridge

The Zeeland Bridge is a 5.022 meter long bridge that spans the Oosterschelde estuary in the Zeeland province in the Netherlands. It connects the islands of North Beveland and Schouwen-Duiveland. It was constructed between 1963 and 1965 as a toll bridge. The bridge was paid off in 1989 and toll continued until January 1st, 1993 for maintenance. The bridge has been toll free ever since. The N256 highway runs across it. It should be noted the speed limit is 80 km/h, and is enforced by section control. (specs / tutor), which I've read has been out of commission since late August 2010.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...andbrug-01.jpg
Aerial shot of the same bridge:

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Old September 13th, 2010, 12:21 AM   #10
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Vasco da Gamma bridge is weird. Why is the big gap on the shoreline and not somewhere in the middle? Doesn't make sense to me. Where do the big ships need sail? I guess not against the shoreline...
There is another "elevation" in the bridge near the other side, but more into the middle. Also the Iberian Peninsula is very hilly, and the bridge does not start from sea level.

Anyway, big ships can't get that much further done the river.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 01:32 AM   #11
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Canada's longest bridge, is the Confederation Bridge. The bridge is 12.9 KM long. It was built, despite the majority (51-65% depending on sources) of residents on Prince Edward Island voting against it, INCLUDING the Premier's wife.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 01:36 AM   #12
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Vasco da Gamma bridge is weird. Why is the big gap on the shoreline and not somewhere in the middle? Doesn't make sense to me. Where do the big ships need sail? I guess not against the shoreline...
That's where the navigation channel for marine traffic is.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 02:17 AM   #13
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Australia - Houghton Highway (2.74km)

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Old September 13th, 2010, 10:06 AM   #14
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Canada's longest bridge, is the Confederation Bridge. The bridge is 12.9 KM long. It was built, despite the majority (51-65% depending on sources) of residents on Prince Edward Island voting against it, INCLUDING the Premier's wife.
The number of votes in Canada depends on the source? Sounds like reliable politics...
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Old September 13th, 2010, 10:44 AM   #15
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In Czech Republic the longest is viaduct on Prague outer ring passing Berounka and Vltava rivers, will be opened next week, 2055m long


Žďákovský bridge, completed 1967, 543m long, steel arch span 380m was longest in the world for some time
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Old September 13th, 2010, 07:56 PM   #16
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Norway

List of Norwegian bridges by length (with images): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rway_by_length

Drammenbrua motorway bridge is the longest, (1 892 m) but one of the least spectacular bridges of Norway. IMO the same could be said about most "superlong" bridges, bridges with long spans are both more impressive and requires more advanced engineering. Currently the road bridge with longest span in Norway is Askřybrua (850 m), but it will soon be passed by the Hardangerbrua (1310 m) which is currently U/C:
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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #17
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That's where the navigation channel for marine traffic is.
As I said, big ships don't usually go that far, and certainly can't go that much further.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #18
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Italy's longest bridge should be Coltano viaduct on motorway A12 near Pisa. It is 9600m long but it has to be quite unremarkable since I didn't find any picture of it.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 12:02 AM   #19
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Bridge between Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, Brazil.

Extension: 13,3 Km
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Old September 14th, 2010, 10:02 AM   #20
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In Czech Republic the longest is viaduct on Prague outer ring passing Berounka and Vltava rivers, will be opened next week, 2055m long
Just a small correction here.

This is a common mistake, the whole bridge-system over Vltava and Berounka is 2291 m long and consists of 236 m long Vltava bridge (part of 513 construction stretch) and 2055 m long Lahovice viaduct over expressway R4, Berounka river, road 101 and Praha - Beroun railway.
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