Beijing: Duge Beipanjiang Bridge, China is the world’s highest bridge overtaking Sidu River Bridge which is also located in China. This might not be for acrophobia people, but the Duge Beipanjiang Bridge is now the highest in the world rising from 565 meters above the valley below it. The bridge opened in 2016.
It took three years in the making to construct this bridge. The estimated cost was around 1 billion yuan which is $140 million US dollars (Rs 997 million approx). Sources say that the bridge is built to save time between Shuicheng County, the two mountainous provinces Liupanshui in Guizhou and Xuan Wei in Yunnan from five hours to two hours and is located in the southwest of China
The bridge crosses the Nizu River rising around 1853 feet above the river. Beipanjiang won the Gustav Lindenthal Medal in 2018 which is the noble price for bridges. It was also certified in the Guinness World Records. The bridge is a four-lane bridge connecting the two provinces in China. The view from the deck is breath-taking as visitors can enjoy the scenery of the Beipan River Canyon.
Beipanjiang Bridge, the world’s highest bridge, soars 565 meters high over the Beipan River in SW China’s Guizhou Province, a height equivalent to a 200-story building. pic.twitter.com/mnQZ1RYjtU
— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) January 22, 2019
Stunning aerial view of Beipanjiang Bridge, the world’s #highest bridge, located on the border of SW China’s Guizhou and Yunnan provinces. It soars 565 meters above gorge, as high as a 200-story building! #AmazingChina pic.twitter.com/915ITdyhQT
— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) March 6, 2019
China’s Beipanjiang Bridge wins Gustav Lindenthal Medal at International Bridge Conference pic.twitter.com/DiKW5qY8dw
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) May 25, 2018
China never fails to amaze us by amazing engineering structures like the Zhangjiajie grand canyon glass bridge, which is both the tallest and longest glass bridge in the world, the 30 Story Hotel in Changsha, built in 15 days to name a few.