Top 10 Highest Bridges In The World
Creativity is the main thing that unifies these superior minds that continue to amaze and inspire people with ideas and designs. They transform their creative thoughts to a reality that make our lives full of fun. They are able to design amazing bridges that can fly high in the sky like birds. There are many bridges that shock people with their incredible height. China is the leading bridge construction country in the world with more high bridges than any other country in the world. These bridges not only facilitate the movement of transport but also serves as a great tourist destination to which people come from different areas worldwide. Here are the top ten examples of this kind of creation.
10 Baluarte Bridge, Mexico
The total length of this bridge is estimated at 1,124 m (3,688 ft). It has a leading position as the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world. During the inauguration ceremony, President Calderon said, “This project will unite the people of northern Mexico as never before.” The government intended to improve the condition of infrastructure and transport there through the building of such bridges.
9 Beipanjiang River 2003 Bridge, China
This is а 366-metre high suspension bridge and the world’s highest railway bridge surpassing the Mala Rijeka viaduct in Podgorica, Montenegro. The construction of this bridge used one of the techniques that was developed only by the Chinese. It is one of three Beipan River crossings that occupy the world lists.
8 Sidu River Bridge, China
It is situated at the border of Yichang and En’shi in the Hubei province. This is a 1,222 m-long (4,009 ft) suspension bridge that crosses valley of the Sidu River. It was opened on November 15, 2009 with a cost of approximately US$100 million. It is said, “If a person falls from the Siduhe Bridge it will reach terminal velocity”
7 Baling River Bridge, China
This is a suspension bridge in Guanling County, china. This is the second highest bridge in china with a height of 1,214 feet (370 mtrs) from deck to water. Baling River Bridge spans over the Baling River Valley. It made great contributions to transport there as it reduced travel time across the river valley from one hour to only four minutes. It hosted the 2012 China Bridge Parachuting International Challenge.
6 Aizhai Bridge, China
This bridge was a part of the expressway from Chongqing Municipality to Changsha in china. It is a 2-tower and single span suspension bridge with free underclearance of 336 m. Each main cable consists of 169 ropes. It is regarded as the world’s highest and longest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge across the globe.
5 Liuguanghe Bridge, China
It has one of the 10 longest spans among concrete girder bridges. It is 305 metres high bridge located in Liu Guangzhen, Guizhou, China. It managed to topple the 72-year old 291 m high Royal Gorge Bridge. The highest pillar of Liuguanghe Bridge is estimated at 90 metres.
4 Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, United States
The leading power across the globe continues to attract people for its achievements in the field of construction. The construction of this bridge was completed in 1929 in Canon City, Colorado. It is 955 feet above the Arkansas River and is regarded as the tallest bridge in the United States. It hosts several record attempts.
3 Zhijinghe River Bridge
This amazing bridge is considered the highest arch bridge іn the world. It is 294 metres high bridge іn the Three Gorges region of China with а main span of 430 metres. It was opened to the public in 2009. It is 15km away from the world’s highest bridge, the Sidu River Bridge.
2 Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge
This is the third highest bridge and highest pipeline bridge. It is a suspension bridge that spans over 470 metres over the Hegigio River. It is a great bridge used to transport oil from Southeast Mananda oil field. It was the highest bridge when it was opened in 2005 and remained so until the construction of the Sidu River Bridge.
1 Millau Viaduct, France
This is a flyover in southern France that crosses the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains. This 300m (984 feet) bridge is a great representation of the creativity of the designer British architect Lord Foster. It is regarded as the highest road bridge in the world with a weight of 36,000 tonnes. The central pillar of the bridge is even higher than Eiffel Tower.
These are the top ten bridges that represent a revolution in terms of structure. They prove how creative and superior the human mind and the engineering team can be.