Photos: 10 Record-Breaking Bridges They’re the biggest, the boldest, the busiest—each of these bridges accomplishes a feat so fantastic our ancestors wouldn't have believed it possible. Yes, they're miracles of engineering, but they're also a testament to human creativity, seamlessly integrating function with style. Budget Travel Thursday, Nov 10, 2011, 4:00 PM Widest: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia (160 feet across). (Courtesy Grillo/Wikimedia Commons) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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Photos: 10 Record-Breaking Bridges

They’re the biggest, the boldest, the busiest—each of these bridges accomplishes a feat so fantastic our ancestors wouldn't have believed it possible. Yes, they're miracles of engineering, but they're also a testament to human creativity, seamlessly integrating function with style.

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Millau Viaduct
  • Hartland Bridge
  • Danyang-Kushan Grand Bridge
  • Pearl Bridge
  • Goltzsch Valley Bridge
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Howrah Bridge
  • Poughkeepsie Bridge
  • River Meles Bridge

Widest: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia (160 feet across).

(Courtesy Grillo/Wikimedia Commons)

Tallest: Millau Viaduct, France (1,125 feet high).

(Courtesy dickdotcom/Flickr)

Longest Covered: Hartland Covered Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada (1,282 feet long).

(Courtesy Wladyslaw/Wikimedia Commons)

Longest: Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China (102.4 miles long).

(The XO Directory)

Longest Suspension: Akashi Kaikyo (or Pearl) Bridge, Japan (12,831 feet long).

(Courtesy Tysto/Wikimedia Commons)

Most Bricks Used to Build a Bridge: Goltzsch Valley Bridge, Germany (made of 20 million bricks).

(LianeM/ShutterStock)

Most Photographed: Golden Gate Bridge, California.

(SFCVB Photo by P. Fuszard)

Most Traffic: George Washington Bridge, New York (51 million cars per year).

(Courtesy Ed Yourdon/Wikimedia Commons)

Most Traffic (Including Pedestrians): Howrah Bridge, Kolkata, India (80,000 vehicles and 1 million pedestrians daily).

(Arindam Banerjee/Dreamstime.com)

Longest Footbridge: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, New York (6,767 feet long).

(Courtesy uticayanks820/Flickr)

Oldest: Caravan Bridge, Turkey (built in 850 B.C.).

(Courtesy Photographium)
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