Now that's a HIGH-way! The 'world's highest bridge' standing 1,850 feet above a gorge opens to traffic
An enormous mountain overpass standing at a whopping 565 metres high (1,854 feet) opened to traffic today in south-west China.
The Beipanjiang Bridge, which reportedly cost 1.023 billion yuan (£120 million) to build, overtook the 560-metre-high (1,837 feet) Sidu River Bridge, also in China, to become the highest bridge in the world, according to People's Daily Online.
At 1,340 metres (4,396 feet) long, the four-lane structure links two of China most remote provinces, Yunnan and Guizhou.
Suspended over a deep gorge, the Beipanjiang Bridge is built at a height nearly twice as much as that of The Shard, a 95-storey skyscraper in London.
Engineers joined the last set of decks on September 10, marking the completion of the structure which has cost three years to build.
KevinBailey, Cambridge, 1 hour ago
As someone who is not keen on heights......that would not be a good bridge for me to cross
Jack Opupanik, NYC, United States, 1 hour ago
No disrespect, but i would be scared to cross that bridge. After all it is Made in China.
bjt, Burnley, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Max, California, United States, 2 hours ago
"The four-lane structure is billed as the world's highest bridge in the world" You don't say, DM?
GEM592, Phoenix, United States, 3 hours ago
Only four lanes? C'mon ... think of the future.
Alexandra Sands, London, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
Awesome photos. Amazing bridge.
monicaxir, London, United Kingdom, 5 hours ago
It proves that we need to work together if we want to conquer Mars. Engineering capability like this should not be underestimated!
eve, telford, 7 hours ago
I thought Millau bridge in France was the highest in the world before this one
Limes, London, 7 hours ago
Whoever was the first to cross the bridge is one brave person.
hunter, london, Brunei, 8 hours ago
Would have taken 30 years to build in UK
helly, kinver, United Kingdom, 7 hours ago
and another 30 years to make a decision
paevo, USA, United States, 8 hours ago
Does it include an escalator?...
rkn123, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
It would take 13 years in the UK to build.
John Kovacich, chicago, United States, 8 hours ago
120M for a bridge?? In the US it would be 10 times that amount.
Burnt, Land of oz, United States, 5 hours ago
And behind schedule.
oldgrey bear, Witham, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
Given China`s previous civil engineering projects, I think I`d give this one a miss. They might be OK knocking up iffy electronic stuff, but quite a few of their big engineering feats have ended in disaster.
Slayer of Ares, North West, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
Looks magnificent but I wouldn't go over that, my stomach went just from looking at the pictures. Fantastic engineering though.
Brett, Northants, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
so they cant build a tumble drier that lasts more than a month after the guarantee expires but they can build a world record breaking bridge. Would you dare to go on it knowing their usual engineering standards?
Sean, Illinois, 9 hours ago
It is Chinese, which means it will be broken soon.
SAMSUNG for 2017, Vacationing in Manila, Philippines, 11 hours ago
Oh how beautiful it is! It looks like the Golden Gate bridge in S.F. Wow! China really makes amazing buildings.
thisisturok96, NYC, United States, 9 hours ago
San Fransicko has really old bridges and roads, worn out as socialism has taken its course.
SAMSUNG for 2017, Vacationing in Manila, Philippines, 9 hours ago
96. Thanks for telling. Golden Gate bridge is a special landmark to the whole Bay Area just like the Statue of Liberty to New York. Maybe when new government assumes next January something will be done.