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1.Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, United States
Opened on 27 May 1937 and was the longest suspension bridge span in the world at the time. This remained until Verrazano Narrows Bridge was built in New York in 1964, Golden Gate Bridge is now the seventh longest main span in the world. Construction of the 8,981 feet or 2,737 m bridge commenced on January 5, 1933. The projected cost was $35 million, however it was completed at $1.3 million (in 1937) below the projected cost. The Golden Gate Bridge weighs a massive 887,000 tons and has more than 40 million vehicle crossings a year. The bridge is also the most popular place to commit suicide in the United States. 2. Oresund Bridge in Malmo, Sweden

This is a 16.4km long bridge constructed in 1995 by the Danish and Swedish governments to establish a fixed line across the Oresund. The bridge was opened in 2000. Oresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. 3. Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge in Brasilia, Brazil

Also known as the President JK Bridge, Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge was inaugurated on 15th December 2002. It was constructed from 2000 to 2002 at a cost of US$56.8 million. The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge is a 1200 metre ( 3,937 ft) long arch bridge with a 240 metre (787 ft) long arch span. The bridge won the 2003 ABCEM award for the best steel structure of the year. 4. Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Kobe and Awaji Island, Japan

With a length of 3910 metres( 12,827 ft) and a central span length of 1,991 metres (6,532 ft), Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge( also known as the Pearl Bridge) has the longest central span of any bridge in the world. Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge was constructed in 1988 after a disaster in 1955, where the Shiun Maru ferry( carrying children) sank in the Seto Inland Sea after colliding with another Japanese National Railways (JNR) ferry, killing 100 students and a total of 168 people. The...
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