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This list of continuous bridge spans ranks the world's continuous truss bridges in two First by the length of main span (the longest length of unsupported roadway) and second by the total length of continuous truss spans. This list includes bridges that act primarily as a continuous truss. These bridges may appear to be—or may incorporate elements of—a different design. For example, the list includes the Francis Scott Key Bridge (Baltimore), Francis Scott Key Bridge which incorporates an arch bridge, arch shape into the design, but is continuous across multiple spans. The Key Bridge acts first as a continuous truss bridge and secondarily as an arch bridge. This list does not include cantilever bridges. Only bridges that are currently in use are included in the rankings. Bridges currently being planned, designed, or constructed and bridges that have been demolished are noted separately.


List ranked by length of main span

The length of main span is the most common method of comparing the size of bridges. The length of the main span will often correlate with the depth of the truss (height the truss from bottom to top) and the engineering complexity involved in designing and constructing the bridge. For bridges that have the same span length, the older bridge is listed first. :''Note: Click on each bridge's rank to go to the bridge's official Web site. Ranks with a red asterisk (*) do not have official Web sites (or they do not have an English-language version) and are linked instead to a #References, reference entry.''
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, , Hart Bridge , , Jacksonville, Florida, United States, USA , , 331 , , 1,088 , ,   1967 , - , ,

* , , Oshima Bridge , , Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan , , 325 , , 1,066 , ,   1976 , - , ,

* , , Tenmon Bridge , , Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan , , 300 , , 984 , ,   1966 , - , ,

, , Kuronoseto Bridge , , Kuronoseto, Japan , , 300 , , 984 , ,   1974 , - , ,

* , , Taylor-Southgate Bridge , , Cincinnati, Ohio / Newport, Kentucky, United States, USA , , 259 , , 850 , ,   1995 , - , ,

* , , Julien Dubuque Bridge , , Dubuque, Iowa / East Dubuque, Illinois, United States, USA , , 258 , , 845 , ,   1943 , - , ,

, , Charles M. Braga Jr. Memorial Bridge, Braga Bridge , , Somerset, Massachusetts, Somerset / Fall River, Massachusetts, United States, USA , , 256 , , 840 , ,   1966 , - , ,

* , , Kamakari bridge , , Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan , , 255 , , 837 , ,   1979 , -
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* , , Shawneetown Bridge, Earle C. Clements (Shawneetown) Bridge , , Old Shawneetown, Illinois / Union County, Kentucky, United States, USA , , 251.5 , , 826 , ,   1955 , - , ,

* , , Cairo I-57 Bridge , , Charleston, Missouri / Cairo, Illinois, United States, USA , , 250 , , 821 , ,   1978 , - , ,

, , Yoshima Bridge , , Seto Inland Sea, Japan , , 245 , , 804 , ,   1988 , - , ,

, , Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge , , Dahlgren, Virginia and Newburg, Maryland, United States, USA , , 244 , , 800 , ,   1940 , - , ,

, , Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge , , Kingston, New York, United States, USA , , 244 , , 800 , ,   1957 , - , ,

* , , Don N. Holt Bridge , , Charleston, South Carolina, United States, USA , , 244 , , 800 , ,   1992 , -
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* , , Glade Creek Bridge, Phil G McDonald Bridge , , Beckley, West Virginia, United States, USA , , 239 , , 785 , ,   1988 , -
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* , , Rochester-Monaca Bridge , , Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States, USA , , 238 , , 780 , ,   1986 , - , ,

* , , Sciotoville Bridge (2 spans) , , Sciotodale, Ohio / Limeville, Kentucky, United States, USA , , 236 , , 775 , ,   1916 , -
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* , , Rockpile Road Bridge , , Sonoma County, California, United States, USA , , 230 , , 753 , ,   1978 , - , ,

* , , Sewickley Bridge , , Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States, USA , , 229 , , 750 , ,   1981 , - , ,

, , Betsy Ross Bridge , , Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, USA , , 222 , , 729 , ,   1976 , - , ,

* , , Matthew E. Welsh Bridge , , Mauckport, Indiana, United States, USA , , 221 , , 725 , ,   1966


List ranked by total length

It is also possible to rank continuous truss bridges by the sum of the continuous spans. Note that if the bridge has an expansion joint (a discontinuity), the sections of the bridge would be considered separate (by the definition of a continuous bridge) for the purposes of this ranking. The Yoshima Bridge is an example of this. It consists of two continuous-truss sections that together have five total spans. The first section (or unit) is 2-span continuous, 125 m + 137 m; the second section is a 3-span unit, 165 m + 245 m + 165 m.


History of the record span


See also


References

* Durkee, Jackson
"World's Longest Bridge Spans"
National Steel Bridge Alliance, May 24, 1999 * * * Lewis, Scott (2016-01-05)
"The World's Ten Longest Continuous Truss Bridges"
New York: Engineering News-Record. * Janberg, Nicolas
Truss bridges
Structurae.de (an extensive database of structures)


Footnotes

{{Reflist Lists of bridges, Continuous truss bridges, List of largest Lists by length, Continuous truss bridges, List of largest Longest things, Continuous truss bridges, List of largest Construction records Lists of largest buildings and structures, Bridges, continuous truss