The 1,104-meter-long main span of the Russky Island cable-stayed bridge will set a new length record when that Bosporus Strait crossing opens next year. Only two other cable-stayed-bridge main spans have surpassed the 1,000-m mark. But thanks to evolving technologies, materials and advanced methods of measuring external factors, all this could change, say bridge engineers.
For our first global edition of 2012, ENR has compiled a list of the top 10 longest bridges that use cable stays for structural support. Check out the slide show to see the list or continue reading below.