Suspension bridge spanning more than 5000 feet

Completed in 1997, the Great Belt bridge in Denmark became the first suspension bridge to spanning more than 5,000 feet, coming in at 5,328 feet (1,624 meters).

Additional Information:

  • Great Belt Fixed Link – Wikipedia
    The Great Belt Fixed link (Danish: Storebæltsforbindelsen) is a multi-element fixed link crossing the Great Belt straight between the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen.
  • Great Belt – Wikipedia
    The Great Belt, (Danish: Storebælt), is a strait between the major islands of Zealand (Sjælland) and Funen (Fyn) in Denmark. It is one of the three Danish Straits.
  • Great Belt Bridge – Storebælt
    Denmark consists of the Jutland peninsula and more than 400 islands of which the largest are Zealand and Funen. Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, is located on Zealand.
  • Suspension bridge – Wikipedia
    A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck (the load-bearing portion) is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders. The first modern examples of this type of bridge were built in the early 19th century.
  • List of longest suspension bridge spans – Wikipedia
    The world’s longest suspension bridges are listed according to the length of their main span (i.e. the length of suspended roadway between the bridge’s towers). The length of main span is the most common method of comparing the sizes of suspension bridges, often correlating with the height of the towers and the engineering complexity involved in designing and constructing the bridge.
      Storebæltsbroen, 4220 Korsør, Denmark
      254 meters
      1,624 meters
      June 14, 1998
Architecture Firm:
      A/S Storebælt

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