Tuesday, September 13, 2016

China completes the 'world's highest bridge' standing 1,850 feet above the ground

Chinese engineers have completed an impressive mountain overpass branded as the highest bridge in the world. The enormous Beipanjiang Bridge, which is built at over 1,850 feet high, links two of China most remote provinces, Yunnan and Guizhou, according to People's Daily Online.

Engineers joined the last set of decks on September 10, marking the completion of the structure which has cost three years and 780 million RMB (£88 million) to build. Beipanjiang Bridge stands at a whopping 565 metres above the ground (1,854 feet), which is nearly twice the height of the 95-storey skyscraper, The Shard in London.

Named after Beipan River, the waterway it crosses, the incredible structure has a 720-metre-wide span (2,363 feet) and is a part of the Hangrui Highway, a 3,405-kilometre-long (2,115 miles) national motorway linking Hangzhou city in southern China with Ruili city on the China-Myanmar border"



Wireless.Phil said...

The reporter screwed-up.
I doubt the bridge is wider than it is high!
I think they mean length, not wide.
""720-metre-wide span (2,363 feet)"

Probably no use for guard rails either, you go over the side, that is the end.

Wireless.Phil said...

You just can't trust The Daily Mail!

The bridge won't be finished until the end of the year.
More photos here:

Chinese engineers close to completing 'world's highest bridge'
Toronto Star‎ - 23 hours ago


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