Fueled by one of the greatest economic booms in world history, China has been on an infrastructure-building spree of late. In 2010 and 2011, the country opened four new massive bridges, giving it claim to four of the five longest bridges in the world. China now boasts seven of the 10 longest bridges in the world, all built within the past decade. Such engineering feats were once mainly the province of the United States, which for much of the latter half of the 20th century boasted most of the longest bridges in the world.
Here are the 10 longest bridges in the U.S., and no matter how well traveled you are, four or five of these bridges will come as a surprise. (Distances are given as the total bridge length, including approaches on shore.)