Bridges and Other “static” Structures

Where is the longest bridge in the United States?

The longest bridge in the United States, a suspension bridge, ranks as the sixth longest bridge in the world. The Verrazano Narrows Bridge is between Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York. This bridge, completed in 1964, spans 1,298 meters (4,260 feet).

The span between the towers of the Mackinac Bridge that links the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan at 1,158 meters (3,800 feet) is shorter than that of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, but when measured by the distance between the cable anchorages it is the longest bridge in the western hemisphere The length of the entire bridge, shore to shore, is 5 miles.


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