Vietnam's Glass-bottomed Bridge Named in World's Most Impressive Bridges
World's longest glass-bottomed bridge
Right in the Northwest region of Vietnam, Bach Long Bridge is the world's longest glass-bottomed bridge. Located in Moc Chau district, Son La province, the length of this bridge is 632 meters, with the part spanning a 290m high cliff and on a 342 m high cliff.
Bach Long Bridge has a simulated light and sound system, which brings fun for visitors' experience. This is the third glass bridge in Vietnam, after Rong May Bridge in Lai Chau and Love Bridge in Moc Chau. Even before it was finished, Bach Long bridge attracted the attention of many international newspapers.
Looking down the glass bottom, visitors can see a 150-meter-deep abyss. This creates a special sense of adventure to daring tourists. At this height, visitors will experience majestic and wonderful natural scenery. To ensure the safety of visitors, the bridge's structure is built with super-toughened glass, consisting of 3 layers with a thickness of up to 40 mm.
|The best time to visit this attraction is January - February for clear weather. Bach Long Bridge is open for visitors from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Friday, Saturday and holidays), 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Sunday - Thursday). Ticket costs VND 550,000 VND/adult (about US $22.7), 350,000 VND/child from 1 - 1.4 m tall, and free for children under 1 m tall. On holidays and weekends, prices will increase by VND 100,000 VND per ticket.
World's shortest bridge
Somerset Bridge in Bermuda (Western North Atlantic Ocean) is less than 56cm wide, which makes it "the smallest bridge in the world". It is only wide enough to accommodate the mast of a sailboat. Walking across this super narrow bridge only takes a few seconds.
Despite its small size, Somerset Bridge still requires regular maintenance. Not only is this one of the top attractions for visitors to Bermuda, but it has also been on the country's banknotes since 2009. In 2015, the bridge was officially recognized as a historical site.
World's largest brick bridge
Göltzsch Bridge in Germany, built from 1846-1851, holds the title of the largest brick bridge in the world. This bridge is 78 meters high and 574 meters long. During construction, more than 26 million bricks were used. As a famous story about the construction process goes, the ground was found to be not as strong as originally expected. So Göltzsch Bridge builders had to widen the central arch to increase the strength of the bridge.
World's oldest bridge
This title goes to Arkadiko Bridge, spanning a small gully in the southern peninsula of Greece. Dating back to the Greek Bronze Age, this bridge was built with materials such as stone, limestone, and tiles, with a length of 22 meters and a height of 4 meters. The exquisite layout of the structure and path shows that the bridge was specifically designed for horse-drawn carriages to pass through.
World's longest suspension bridge
Sky Bridge 721 in the Czech Republic set a record as the longest suspension bridge in the world in May 2022. It has an impressive length of 95 meters and is located in the valley of the Mlanhnský stream at an altitude of 721 meters. Long before it was crowned the world's longest suspension bridge, many people around the world were already fascinated by the grand structure. Visitors can experience the suspension bridge, walk, or cycle on the 4km trail to reach the entrance.
World's longest bridge
The title of the longest bridge in the world in all categories belongs to the Danyang-Kunshan Bridge in China. This is a bridge connecting two major cities in Eastern China, Shanghai, and Nanjing, with a length of up to 164.8 km and a height of about 31 meters.
Construction of this bridge took about 4 years and was done by about 10,000 workers. The Danyang-Kunshan Bridge officially opened to traffic in 2011.
World's widest bridge
The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized Tahya Masr in Egypt as the widest cable bridge in the world. The bridge was inaugurated in 2019 with a width of 67.3 meters, this bridge has defeated the previous title owner - Canada's Port Mann Bridge with a width of 65 meters.
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