WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) Bang Na Expressway: World's longest car bridge

14-07-2022

(WorldKings.org) The world's longest car bridge, the Bang Na Expressway, held the title of the world's longest bridge from 2000 until 2008. Today, it is the seventh longest bridge in the world. The all-precast, prestressed concrete superstructure has a total length of 55 km.

The Bang Na Expressway, officially Burapha Withi Expressway, is a 55-kilometer-long six-lane elevated highway in Thailand. It is a toll road and runs above National Highway route 34, (Bang Na–Trat Highway) owned by the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT). The bridge was the achievement of Sukavich Rangsitpol deputy prime minister of Chuan Leekpai Cabinet (1992-1995). The Bang Na Expressway was designed by the late Louis Berger.

The Bang Na Expressway was conceived by the Expressway and Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (ETA). The structure was built using a design-build contracting method. The columns and superstructure were designed by Jean M. Muller (U.S.) and the alignment and foundations were designed by Asian Engineering Consultants (Thailand). The owner's engineer was Louis Berger Group (U.S.) and the project was built by a joint venture of Bilfinger & Berger (Germany) and Ch. Karnchang (Thailand). The bridge was completed in January 2000.

The world's longest car bridge, the Bang Na Expressway, held the title of the world's longest bridge from 2000 until 2008. Today, it is the seventh longest bridge in the world. There are longer bridges, but they are rail-road bridges or sea-crossing bridges.

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