World’s longest footbridges by main span length – UPDATE 2

Ponte Arouca 516 in Portugal – Source: ponte516arouca.com

Below is a ranking of the longest bridges specifically built for pedestrians (and in some cases also for bicycles).  Not included, are those bridges that were converted from another use such as a railroad or roadway. Please note that some of the spans have anchors to stabilize the bridge by reducing sway in the wind, but which are not part of the superstructure holding up the bridge, nor shortening the the main span length.

Lianjiang River Gorge Glass Bridge – Source: designboom.com

A minimum main span length of 600 feet was required for inclusion on the list. Of the 111 bridges listed, fully 60% or 67 of them are glass footbridges in China. China leads the way with the most bridges on this list. Other nations with multiple listings include Nepal, Japan, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, and Switzerland. Interestingly, there are no bridges on the list from Africa or South America, and just ten (10) from North America.

Ponte Castelsarceno – Source: geoverticalsrl.com/project/realizzazione-del-ponte-tibetano-nel-comune-di-castelsaraceno/

  RANK. BRIDGE – NATION (YEAR OPENED) = MAIN SPAN LENGTH

  1. Sky Bridge – Czech Republic (2022) = 2,035 foot main span – (World’s longest and longest in Europe) – added 5/17/22
  2. Ponte Castelsaraceno – Italy (2020) = 1,903 foot main span
  3. Kaligandaki River Bridge – Nepal = 1,860 foot main span – (Longest footbridge in Asia) Thank you, Hugo – Added 4/30/21

4. Lianjiang River Gorge Glass Bridge – China (2020) = 1,726 foot main span  

5. Huaxi World Adventure Park Glass Bridge – China (2019) = 1,700 foot main span

6. Ponte Arouca 516 – Portugal (2020) = 1,692 foot main span

7. Wanjiazhai Dam Footbridge – China (1994) = 1,640 foot main span

8. Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge – Switzerland (2017) = 1,621 foot main span

9. Kushma Bungy Footbridge – Nepal (2019) = 1,608 foot main span

10. Hongyagu Glass Bridge – China (2017) = 1,600 foot main span

11. Huangchuansanxia Glass Footbridge – China (2020) = 1,509 foot main span

12. Rappbode Hängebrücke – Germany (2017) = 1,603 foot main span

13. Daqingshan Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 1,476 foot main span

14. Hongyagu Glass Footbridge – China (2017) = 1,460 foot main span

15. Longguwan Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 1,460 foot main span

16. Sochi Skybridge – Russia (2014) = 1,440 foot main span

17. Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge – China (2016) = 1,410 foot main span

18. Yinzuotianmeng Footbridge – China (2016) = 1,378 foot main span

19. Highline 179 – Austria (2014) = 1,319 foot main span

20. The Nevis Swing – New Zealand (2008) = 1,312 foot main span – (Longest in Oceania)

21. Mishima Skywalk – Japan (2015) = 1,312 foot main span

22. Kokonoe Otsurihashi Footbridge – Japan (2006) = 1,280 foot main span

23. Ryujin Footbridge – Japan (1994) = 1,230 foot main span

24. Boyne Mountain Skybridge – Boyne City, MI, USA (2023) = 1,200 foot main span – added 5/26/22 – (Will be the longest in the USA)

25. Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay – Germany (2015) = 1,181 foot main span

26. Kushma Mudikuwa Footbridge – Nepal (201?) = 1,178 foot main span

27. Baiheshanzhuang Footbridge – China (2001) = 1,175 foot main span

28. Qingrengu Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 1,165 foot main span

29. Bailihuang Glass Footbridge – China (2019 ) = 1,148 foot main span

30. Kushma Balewa Footbridge – Nepal (201?) = 1,138 foot main span

31. Kushma-Gyadi Bridge – Nepal (2010) = 1,128 foot main span

32. Shuiyuan Footbridge – China (2020) = 1,122 foot main span

33. Huanghe Sanxia Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 1,083 foot main span

34. Meshgin Shahr Footbridge – Iran (2015) = 1,066 foot main span

35-41. Sigriswil Footbridge – Switzerland (2014); Shiniuzhai Glass Bridge – China (2015); Ponte Alla Luna – Italy (2017); Baiheyundu Glass Footbridge – China (2017); Yuhuang Yangshenggu Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Jiangjunxia Glass Footbridge – China (2019); and Yunjian Glass Footbridge – China (2021) = 984 foot main span

42. Tanise Footbridge – Japan (1954) = 974 foot main span

43. Lingjiangyuan Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 951 foot main span

44. Nanjianyan Cloud Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 935 foot main span

45. Taiping Footbridge – Taiwan (2017) = 922 foot main span

46-47. Sanshui Nanshan Glass Footbridge – China (2019) and Huaxi Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 919 foot main span

48-49. Ponte Tibetano Carsac – Switzerland (2015) and Zhuhai Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 886 foot main span

50-52. Benxi Grand Canyon Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Longmenshuidu Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Shenquangu Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 869 foot main span

53. Pingtung Shanchuan Footbridge – Taiwan (2015) = 860 foot main span

54. Hongshiya Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 853 foot main span

55. Yunmenshan Glass Bridge – China (2018) = 837 foot main span

56. Teruha Footbridge – Japan (1984) = 820 foot main span

57-58. Danshanchishui Glass Footbridge – China (2019) and Fengchuipo Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 820 foot main span

59. Samrong Khola Footbridge – Nepal (2018) = 810 foot main span

60. Kelowna Mountain Water Bridge (2014) – Kelowna, British Columbia = 800 foot suspension main span – Added 5/3/21 (Longest in Canada/NorthAmerica)

61. Longfenggu Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 794 foot main span

62-66. Wulonghe Glass Footbridge – China (20??); Longli Grassland Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Shibiaoshan Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Duxian Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Sanbaishan Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 787 foot main span

67. Yeyuhai Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 772 foot main span

68. Ponte nel Cielo – Italy (2018) = 768 foot main span

69. Duona Footbridge – China (2001) = 761 foot main span

70-72. Yunquangu Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Yinglong Gorge 5D Glass Bridge – China (2018); and Tianyundu Glass Footbridge – China (2020) = 755 foot main span

73. Tianjishan Footbridge – China (?) = 750 foot main span

74. Columbia River Skywalk (2015) – Trail, BC, Canada = 740 foot main span

75-77. Ueno Skybridge – Japan (1998); Yinxianshanzhuang Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Sanxia Zhuhai Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 738 foot main span

78. Russell Fork Gorge Swinging Bridge (proposed) – Breaks Interstate Park, Virginia/Kentucky = 725 foot main span – Added 5/1/21

79-81. Jipu Footbridge – China (2006); Suyukou Forest Park Footbridge – China (2009) ; and Qidonggou Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 722 foot main span

82-83. Wushan Grand Canyon Glass Footbridge – China (20??) and Fengdu Lianhuashan Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 705 foot main span

84. Knoxville South Waterfront Bridge (proposed) – Knoxville, Tennessee = 700 foot arched main span – Added 5/1/21

85-88. 3D Glass Bridge – China (2017); Shuanglongwan Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Jiuding Meihuashan Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Jinghe Dam Footbridge – China (2022) = 689 foot main span 

89. Balahu Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 682 foot main span

90. SkyBridge – Gatlinburg, Tennessee (2019) = 680 foot main span

91-93. Shannipo Beipanjiang Footbridge (201?); Qinglianggu Glass Footbridge – China (2018); and Piyanshan Glass Footbridge – China (2020) = 673 foot main span

94. Oakland Estuary Bridge (proposed) – Oakland (Alameda), California = 664 foot main span – Added 5/1/21

95-106. Dongpu Footbridge – Taiwan (20??); Hängebrücke Holzgau – Austria (2012); Tianyun Mountain Glass Bridge – China (2015); Tangchuan Grand Canyon Glass Footbridge – China (2016); Xinglongshan Glass Footbridge – China (2017); Shuanglonggou Glass Footbridge – China (2017); Sogeumsan Footbridge – China (2018); Jiulong Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Liuzhou City Glass Bridge – China (2019); Shenpugou Glass Footbridge – China (2019); Shiyanhu Glass Footbridge – China (2019 ); and Tiankongzhiqiao Glass Footbridge – China (2020) = 656 foot main span

107-108. Houtanjing Sky Bridge – Chiana (20??) and Shanyue Footbridge – China (2020) = 643 foot main span

109. Tianlonggu Glass Footbridge – China (2017) = 640 foot main span

110-115. Pont Niouc – Switzerland (1922); Xiangyun Glass Footbridge – China (20??); Gulongxia Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Xiyoudong Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Yuntaishan Glass Footbridge – China (2018); and Yunzhiduan Glass Footbridge – China (2018) = 623 foot main span

116-117. Fuxishan Glass Footbridge – China (2018) and Duku Glass Footbridge – China (2019) = 610 foot main span

118. Foshan Yingxiang Ecological Park Glass Footbridge – China (2018 ) = 607 foot main span

119. Souris Swinging Bridge (2013) – Souris, Manitoba, Canada = 605 foot main span

120. Guy West Bridge – Sacramento, California  (1967) = 602 foot main span

121-123. Dandong Phoenix Mountain Glass Footbridge – China (2018); Ross River Pedestrian Bridge (1944/2018) – Ross River, Yukon, Canada – originally built for a pipeline; and Eagle Canyon Bridge – Dorian, Ontario, Canada = 600 foot main span – Added the 2nd and 3rd bridges on 5/1/21

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