Longest Bridges In The U.S
Compiling a complete list of the Longest Bridges In the U.S is a little difficult because record has it that there are no lay down guidance for measuring or calculating a bridge length.
Well, the most popular ways of calculating a bridge length is from the start of the bridge and the end of the bridge or shoreline to shoreline.
Although, the finalized result of bridge calculations are roughly estimations and cannot be 100 percent accurate.
With all these being said, below are the compilation of the longest bridge in the United States.
Longest Bridges In The U.S
Below are the longest bridge in the United States.
1. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway made it to the list of the Longest Bridges In America.
The length of the Causeway bridge in Louisiana is 38.44km-long.
This bridge is a very popular bridge and is known to have held the title as the longest bridge in America from 1969 till present and it was named Longest sea bridge
The bridge runs across the lake of 38.44km-long giving it the title of the longest bridge in the United States.
The bridge help motorists to get to the other side of the city without wasting so much time going around the lake and spending over 1.5 hours on the road before getting to the other side of the connecting city.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest bridge in the U.S and is also known to be the second longest bridge in the world
2. Manchac Swamp Bridge
The Manchac Swamp Bridge is a twin concrete trestle bridge located in Louisiana and also on the list of Longest Bridges In America.
The bridge is 36.71km-long and it is known to be the longest bridge on the Interstate Highway System.
In the year 1979, the Manchac Swamp bridge was launched and the bridge is known to be the world’s longest toll-free road bridge.
The bridge is added to the list of one of the longest sea bridges in the world.
3. Atchafalaya Basin or Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge
In the year 1989, the Atchafalaya Basin bridge was renamed to Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge.
Just like Manchac Swamp Bridge, it is also a twin bridge lacated in Louisiana that is between Baton Rouge and Lafayette.
The bridge has a length of 29.29km and it Is also known to carry Interstate 10, a paramount transcontinental interstate highway in Southern U.S.
In the year 1973, the bridge was opens to the general public in the United States and then, it was the longest bridge in the U.S.
The bridge was constructed over Atchafalaya Basin the biggest swamp in America.
4. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was tagged “One of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World” When it was launched in the year 1964.
The bridge links two (2) cities (southeastern Virginia and Delaware) together minimizing the over 90 minutes drive from Virginia Beach and the northern region of Wilmington, Delaware
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel has a length of 24km.
5. I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge
This very bridge is also located in Louisiana, United States.
The twin bridge is 17.70km-long carrying Interstate 1-10 and a has a flood control setup in the Mississippi Valley
The I-10 Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge was launched in the year 1972.
6. Louisiana Highway 1 Bridge
The Louisiana Highway 1 Bridge made it to the list of he Longest Bridges In The U.S
The bridge was launched in the year 2009.
The Louisiana Highway 1 Bridge was made in such a way that it connects Leeville to Port Fourch on Lafourche Parish which also proceed its territory to the gulf of Mexico.
7. Jubilee Parkway
The 12.88km bridge carries Interstate 10 across Mobile Bay starting from George Wallace Tunnel to Spanish Fort/Daphne in Alabama.
The beautiful bridge looks almost the same with the pre-Hurricane Katrina I-10 Twin Span bridge in Louisiana and trust me, you need to be there to see how beautiful it is.
The Jubilee Parkway was known as Americas Junior Miss Bayway before it was later changed in order to rhyme with the celebrations that occurs in Mobile Bay.
Jubilee Parkway bridge was launched in the year 1978.
8. San Mateo–Hayward Bridge
The 11.27km San Mateo–Hayward Bridge was launched in the year 1967.
It is the longest bridge Presently in California and it serves as a link from San Francisco Peninsula to the East Bay.
The bridge was formally called San Francisco Bay Toll Bridge and it is also known to carry over 80,000 vehicles per day from Foster City to Hayward in Alameda County.
9. Seven Mile Bridge
The Seven Mile Bridge is known to have two (2) channels which consist of
- A separate newly built bridge since 1982 that carries only vehicles to the other site of their destination
- And an old bridge that Carries just cyclist and pedestrians.
The bridge is located in Monroe County, Florida and it is 10.89km long which connects Florida to Little Duck Key.
In the year 1982, the new bridge was launched and the old bridge was constructed from 1902 to 1912.
10. General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge
The General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge made it to the list of the Longest Bridges In The U.S.
The bridge was launched in the year 1981and it is also known by the name “Dolly Parton Bridge.”
General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge was named after Gen. W.K. Wilson Jr., who was also a resident that served in the United States Army as chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers far back in the 1960s.
Gen. W.K. Wilson Jr was known to be the first man to bring up the opinion that a bridge needs to be constructed in that area.