Top 8 Longest Suspension Bridges In The World

5. Humber Bridge, 1410 meters, United Kingdom

It is a 2220 meter long suspension bridge located in city of Kingston upon Hull of England. It is the longest suspension bridge span in United Kingdom. Hamber bridge was opened in the year 1981 and until 1998 it remained as the longest single span suspension bridge in the world. The longest span of Hamber bridge have length of 1410 meters. This bridge connectd North LinconInshire and local district of East Riding of Yorkshire.

This bridge was officially opened for traffic by Queen Elizabeth II 17th July 1981. It can withstand in wind peed up to 80 miles per hour and can tolerate constant motion. The central span of Hamber bridge also allows navigation of ships. This bridge gets traffic of 12000 vehicles per week.

The Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull, England, is a 2,220-metre single-span suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. It was the longest of its type in the world when opened, and is now the eighth-longest. It spans the Humber between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. When it opened in 1981 both sides of the bridge were in the non-metropolitan county of Humberside until its dissolution in 1996. The bridge itself can be seen for miles around and as far as Patrington in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

As of 2006, the bridge carried an average of 120,000 vehicles per week. The toll was £3.00 each way for cars (higher for commercial vehicles), which made it the most expensive toll crossing in the United Kingdom. As of 1 April 2012, the toll was reduced to £1.50 each way after the UK government deferred £150 million from the bridge’s current debt.