China holds world’s highest bridges. The upcoming Beipanjiang Bridge, China is nearing its completion as the engineers are on the verge to complete the basic structure of the bridge. It is claimed to be the World’s highest bridge.
Chinese engineers had reached the new heights over the weekend when they linked the two edges of Beipanjiang Bridge. The bridge connects the two provinces of China, stands at the height of 565 meters (1,854 feet) above a river in the mountainous region of Guizhou in the south-west of the country.
On completion of this bridge, it will overtake the Si Du River Bridge in Hubei province, which is the world’s largest operational bridge currently. The Beipanjiang Bridge with a span of 1,341 meters is expected to be opened to traffic by the end of 2016.
It will drastically reduce the travelling time taken from Liupanshui in Guizhou to Xuanwei in Yunnan by almost three hours. Earlier, the actual time was taken to travel between these routes is five hours, but after the bridge is operational the journey time takes less than two hours to complete.
As China claims to be holding a number of highest bridges in the world but the world’s tallest bridge remains to be of France Millau Viaduct with 343m height. Recently they have opened the world’s glass-bottomed bridge in Shiniuzhai Geopark in Hunan, spans 300 meters long and 590ft high above the ground.