In terms of span, today’s longest cantilever bridges by length are as follows:
- At Edinburgh’s doorstep, the Forth Bridge is an iconic cantilever railway bridge across the Forth. It has a maximum length of 520 m.
- One of the world’s longest bridges is the Minato Bridge in Osaka (Japan). It’s a 1973 double-deck bridge.
- Chester, Pennsylvania, USA’s Commodore Barry Bridge over the Delaware River in 1974. It has a maximum length of 501 m and is used for road traffic.
- In New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, the Crescent City Connection. Its greatest span is 480 meters, and it crosses over the Mississippi River.
- The Hooghly River in West Bengal, India, is crossed by the Howrah Bridge. It has a 457-foot girth and was erected in 1942 to handle both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. There are roughly 100,000 cars and more than 150,000 pedestrians crossing the bridge every day, making it the busiest cantilever bridge in the world, according to Guinness World Records.
- Connecting St. James Parish in Louisiana with St. John the Baptist Parish, the Gramercy Bridge spans the Mississippi. A 445-meter-long bridge was built in 1995.
- The Horace Wilkinson Bridge was erected in 1968 and has a span of 376 meters.
- The Tappan Zee Bridge, built by Governor Malcolm Wilson, crosses the Hudson River at its widest point. At its widest point, it is 369 m long.