Now that’s a HIGH-way! The ‘world’s highest bridge’ standing 1,850 feet above a gorge opens to traffic
An enormous mountain overpass standing at a whopping 565 metres high (1,854 feet) opened to traffic today in south-west China.
The Beipanjiang Bridge, which reportedly cost 1.023 billion yuan (£120 million) to build, overtook the 560-metre-high (1,837 feet) Sidu River Bridge, also in China, to become the highest bridge in the world, according to People’s Daily Online.
At 1,340 metres (4,396 feet) long, the four-lane structure links two of China most remote provinces, Yunnan and Guizhou.
Suspended over a deep gorge, the Beipanjiang Bridge is built at a height nearly twice as much as that of The Shard, a 95-storey skyscraper in London.
Engineers joined the last set of decks on September 10, marking the completion of the structure which has cost three years to build.
KevinBailey, Cambridge, 1 hour ago
As someone who is not keen on heights……that would not be a good bridge for me to cross
Jack Opupanik, NYC, United States, 1 hour ago
No disrespect, but i would be scared to cross that bridge. After all it is Made in China.