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Workers connect world’s highest bridge in China

Chinese engineers tie together structure of world’s highest bridge at a height of 565m in Guizhou Province

Beyond the reach of the tower cranes installed on the main suspension struts of the bridge a smaller crane was used for the final touches.
Beyond the reach of the tower cranes installed on the main suspension struts of the bridge a smaller crane was used for the final touches.

Chinese engineers have tied together the basic structure of the Beipanjiang Bridge, making it the world’s highest bridge as it soars at a height of 565m over the Beipan river near Bijie in China’s mountainous southwestern Guizhou Province.

It overtakes the Si Du River Bridge, also located in China in the central province of Hubei.

Several of the world’s highest bridges are in China, although the world’s tallest bridge – measured in terms of the height of its own structure, rather than the distance to the ground – remains the Millau viaduct in France at 343m tall.

The 1,341m span Beipanjiang Bridge is expected to open to traffic at the end of this year, and will cut road trips from Liupanshui in Guizhou to Xuanwei in the neighbouring Yunnan Province from around five hours to less than two.

 

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