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August 8, 2019

The 10 biggest bridges in the USA

The United States is a massive country, with thousands of bridges. And many of
these bridges are huge. Here are some of the biggest bridges in the USA:

1. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Located 15 feet above Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, this bridge can be a little
scary to drive over, since it rolls a little like a rollercoaster. The bridge
starts in Manderville and ends in Metairie, with gorgeous views of the blue
water of the lake.

2. Captain William Moore Bridge

This bridge is located in Alaska. Not only is it one of the largest bridges in the
United States, but it’s also one of the strangest. Initially, the bridge was
built for passing through an earthquake zone. This is why the bridge is tied
extremely well so that it will stay stable even in the event of an earthquake.

3. Deception Pass Bridge

You’ll find the Deception Pass Bridge in Washington, linking Fidalgo Island with
Whidbey. It’s almost 1500 feet long, and hangs 180 feet above the water. The
bridge was called Deception due to the views coming out of the water below.

4. Seven Mile Bridge

This is one of the largest bridges and is also one of the most well-protected.
That’s because it’s often hit by hurricanes. The bridge’s arch was built to
protect passengers from wind and water, although most people avoid it during
hurricanes.

5. William Preston Lane

This 5-mile long bridge is terrifying for many people and drivers across the United
States. That’s because it’s often hit by massive storms, and when it is hit,
people find themselves unable to move at all since they can’t see anything in
front of them.

6. Mackinac Bridge

This is another bridge which causes a lot of fear for drivers and hangs 199 feet
above the water. If you’re unlucky enough to be on it during a storm, you could
have your day ruined. Luckily, the Mackinac Bridge Authority will help you
drive your car over the bridge if this happens.

7. Royal Gorge Bridge

This bridge is 1260 feet long, standing 969 feet above the gorge. It’s the highest
suspension bridge in the US, making it scary for some drivers.

8. Jubilee Parkway

This bridge is just 7.5 miles long, however it hangs 500 feet high. This bridge was
once home to one of America’s largest multi-vehicle collisions, and the
200-vehicle incident injured more than 90 people and killed one.

9. Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

This bridge link Baton Rouge and Lafayette, a distance of more than 18 miles. The
views are gorgeous, so be sure to take your time when driving over this bridge.

10. Manchac Swamp Bridge

This 22-mile bridge is located over the Manchac Swamp in Louisiana, and the photos
need to be seen to be believed.

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