Highest bridge

Highest bridge - this is a loose concept. After all, bridges are pedestrian, road or rail. Today, architects do not construct any simple constructions, but real masterpieces of engineering art.

Right now we will talk about the highest bridges, which amaze not only with their scale, but also with their appearance. We also recommend to pay attention to other articles from the heading "The Most-Most in the World".

  1. Baluarte Bridge

Baluarte Bridge is the tallest cable-stayed bridge in the world. Its highest point is 403 m. It is located in Mexico, connecting the states of Sinaloa and Durango. The length of the bridge is 1124 m.

The opening of the viaduct took place in 2012. Its official name is “Bicentennial”, since the end of its construction was timed to the 200th anniversary of the declaration of independence of Mexico from Spain.

  1. Millau Viaduct

This one of the tallest bridges in the world was built in order to relieve traffic. It is located in France and is predominantly made of reinforced concrete.

Its height is 343 m, width - 32 m, and length - 2,460 m. An interesting fact is that the roadbed weighs 36,000 tons.

  1. Golden Gate

The Golden Gate is the famous suspension bridge in San Francisco. Until 1964, the Golden Gate was considered the largest suspension bridge in the world. Its length reaches 2,737 m, with a height of supports of 227 m.

Interestingly, if you want to drive on this bridge in a southerly direction, then you have to pay 6 dollars. At the same time, the movement to the north is completely free.

According to statistics, at least one person jumps monthly from this bridge. For this reason, he occupies a leading place in the number of suicides.

  1. Russian bridge

This cable-stayed bridge in Vladivostok is the second highest in the world (324 m). It has the largest cable-stayed span, 1 104 m long and 30 m wide. At the same time, its total length with overpasses reaches 3,100 m.

  1. Sutun Bridge

This is one of the highest bridges in the world, with a height of 306 m, located in China. The PRC government spent $ 1.7 billion on its construction. Its main span is 1,088 m and its total length is 8,206 m.

  1. Akashi Kaikke

This suspension bridge in Japan was built at the end of the last century. The greatest height of the bridge is 282.8 m, with a length of 3,911 m.

Its construction is predominantly made of steel. Also, special concrete was used for its construction, which did not dissolve in water during pouring.

  1. Stonewatters

The Stonecatters Bridge connects Lantau Island with Hong Kong. Its height is 298 m and its length is 1 596 m. It has 6 lanes. It took $ 356 million to build. The basis of the construction of one of the highest bridges is steel.

  1. Royal gorge

This masterpiece of engineering for 74 years was considered the highest bridge in the world, and only in 2003 it lost this status. It is located in the USA, extending over the Arkansas River. The height of the bridge reaches 291 m.

  1. Yi Sun-Sin

This suspension bridge, built in South Korea, has a very interesting appearance. Position today it is considered the second highest among the viaducts of this type. Its height is 270 m, with a length of 2 260 m.

  1. Big Belt

This suspension bridge, 6 720 m long, is located in Denmark, interconnecting the islands of Zeeland and Fünen. Its highest point reaches 256 m. More than 27,000 cars pass through it every day.

Watch the video: How the Tallest Bridge on Earth Was Built (February 2020).