We should probably start by pointing out just how difficult it is to determine what are the longest bridges out there, mainly because of the many ways there are to measure them. There have been debates over the years regarding the length of the world’s longest bridges as people were unsure what constitutes a bridge in every sense of the word. For instance, some argue that in order for a bridge to be referred to as such, it will have to fit the traditional structural characteristics. Others say that bridges don’t necessarily have to be built over water, nor do they have to be built in a traditional fashion. We’ll try to stay away from controversy over the next few minutes while we try to take a look at the ten longest bridges in the world at this point in time.
9Longest Masonry Arch Bridge – Pont de la Libération, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France – 315 ft.
The Pont de la Liberation is the longest masonry arch bridge, meaning that it is made from brick and unreinforced concrete. This bridge is over a century old and it spans the Lot River in South Western France. It is not only strongly built but it is also extremely beautiful from an architectural point of view. Not only that, but it will probably last a few more hundred years undamaged if its cousin the Pont du Gard aqueduct is anything to go by.