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As of 2014, the largest beam bridge in the world is the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana. Northbound, the bridge span is 23.87 miles long while the southbound span is 23.86 miles long.

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The busiest bridge in the world is the George Washington Bridge. It connects Fort Lee, Bergen County, New Jersey to the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. More than 100,000,000 vehicles cross ...

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One of the most famous beam bridges in the United States is the Manchac Swamp Bridge in Louisiana. It cost approximately $7 million to complete each mile of the bridge, according to USA Today.

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An interesting fact about beam bridges is that the world's longest bridge is a beam bridge called the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway; it is nearly 24 miles in length. Beam bridges are not normally used for long distances bec...

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Beam bridges disperse the weight of traffic and the weight of the beam itself by utilizing strong pillars for supports on each end. Adding additional supports along the length of the beam increases the strength of the br...

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Although the first engineer to design a beam, or "girder," bridge is not known, some of the earliest examples have been found in East Asia and South America. These were often made using natural fiber ropes and vines.

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The busiest bridge in the world is the George Washington Bridge. It connects Fort Lee, Bergen County, New Jersey to the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. More than 100,000,000 vehicles cross ...

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