The highest bridge in the world

Throughout history, human beings have been building bridges to overcome all kinds of geographical accidents: rivers, canyons, valleys, roads … Of course, today’s bridges have nothing to do with those that were built centuries ago. For example, it is believed that in prehistoric times these structures were similar to the hanging bridges made of herbs and a network of lianas that can be found today in the Amazon rainforest. Architects and engineers now have advanced technologies that allow them to create impressive structures. For example, a few months ago we showed you the new 1812 Constitution Bridge in Cádiz, a milestone in Spanish engineering.

Today we move to China to discover another impressive structure. We are referring to Beipanjiang , considered to be the highest bridge in the world. Would you like to discover it? Well, you just have to join us!

565 meters high

China has just completed the construction of what is considered the highest bridge in the world. And it is that this construction is located 565 meters high. Specifically, the Beipanjiang Bridge is located over the Nizhu River Canyon , in Guizhou, and aims to connect this province with that of Yunman. To do this, it took three years and a thousand engineers and technicians. Of course, although the structure is already built, its opening will not take place until the end of this year. At least that is what they have reported from the CCTV television network. Until now the title of "highest bridge in the world" was held by another Chinese structure. We refer to the Sidu Bridge, which is located in the central province of Hubei. It was inaugurated in 2009 and is located 496 meters above the Sidu river valley.


It is also surprising for its length

Construction of the Beipanjiang Bridge, which began in early 2013, has cost just over $ 150 million. As you can see for yourself by taking a look at the images that we show you in our gallery, it is not only surprising for its height, which is comparable to that of a 200-story building, but for its length. And it is that the structure measures 1,342 meters. As you can imagine, the construction process has been quite complex . Therefore, it is also surprising that they completed it in just 3 years. The aim of this and other buildings in Guizhou, such as the highest railway bridge in the world (it stands 275 meters above sea level), is to improve the viability of this mountainous area.


The longest glass bridge in the world

Surprisingly, just a few days ago the Asian country presented another impressive structure that has surprised everyone. We are referring to the tallest and longest glass bridge in the world. It is a construction of 430 meters in length and 300 meters in height that has only been open for a few weeks. Located in the Zhangjiajie Mountains, it has had to temporarily close due to the flood of visitors. And, although the number of visits should be limited to 8,000 people a day, it was receiving more than 10,000 people a day. Thus, the managers have decided to improve the internal system of the bridge. You can see it in the image that we show you below.

Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more images of the highest bridge in the world and its construction process. Do not miss it!

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