Six of the eleven bridges are separately named, unlike some other long bridge complexes such as the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. The other five bridges are viaducts. The six named bridges from north to south are listed below.
- Shimotsui-Seto Bridge
The Shimotsui-Seto Bridge (34°25′51″N 133°48′22.4″E / 34.43083°N 133.806222°E / 34.43083; 133.806222 下津井瀬戸大橋, Shimotsui Seto Ō-hashi?) is a double-decked suspension bridge with a center span of 940 meters (3,080 ft) and a total length of 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) which connects Honshū with the island of Hitsuishijima. It is the 22nd largest suspension bridge in the world. It is the northernmost bridge of the Seto-Chuo Expressway.
- Hitsuishijima Bridge
The Hitsuishijima Bridge (34°24′35″N 133°48′25.6″E / 34.40972°N 133.807111°E / 34.40972; 133.807111 櫃石島橋, Hitsuishijima-kyō?) is a double-decked cable-stayed bridge with a center span of 420 meters (1,380 ft) and a total length of 790 meters (2,590 ft). It is immediately north of the identical Iwakurojima Bridge.
- Iwakurojima Bridge
The Iwakurojima Bridge (34°24′06.3″N 133°48′33″E / 34.40175°N 133.80917°E / 34.40175; 133.80917 岩黒島橋, Iwakurojima-kyō?) is a double-decked cable-stayed bridge with a center span of 420 meters (1,380 ft) and a total length of 790 meters (2,590 ft). It is immediately south of the identical Hitsuishijima Bridge.
- Yoshima Bridge
The Yoshima Bridge (34°23′37.2″N 133°48′45.2″E / 34.393667°N 133.812556°E / 34.393667; 133.812556 与島橋, Yoshima-kyō?) is a continuous double-decked truss bridge with a main span of 246 meters (807 ft) and a total of five spans with a length of 847 meters (2,779 ft). It is immediately south of the Hitsuishijima and Iwakurojima Bridges.
- Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge
The Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge (34°23′43.5″N 133°49′13.7″E / 34.395417°N 133.820472°E / 34.395417; 133.820472 北備讃瀬戸大橋, Kita Bisan Seto Ō-hashi?) is a double-decked suspension bridge with two sections linked by a common anchorage between them. The center span is 990 meters (3,248 ft) and a the total length is 1,538 m (5,046 ft). It is the 19th largest suspension bridge in the world. The nearly identical Minami Bisan Seto Bridge is located immediately to the south.
- Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge
The Minami Bisan-Seto Bridge (34°21′51″N 133°49′31″E / 34.36417°N 133.82528°E / 34.36417; 133.82528 南備讃瀬戸大橋, Minami Bisan Seto Ōhashi?) is a double-decked suspension bridge with a center span of 1,100 meters (3,609 ft) and a total length of 1,648 m (5,407 ft). It is the 13th longest suspension bridge span in the world. It is the southern most part of the Great Seto Bridge. The roadway of the bridge is 93 meters (305 ft) above sea level.
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