These are the highest bridges in the world as measured from the deck of the bridge to the ground below. These are not the tallest bridges in the world, but the highest bridges above the ground they span over.
Each one of these bridges is a great construction marvel. All the bridges were built in the last ten years, and two of them just opened in 2012. All these highest bridges in the world are saving the people using them an enormous amount of time, as they can now traverse over difficult terrain, rather than go around it.
I personally love to travel over bridges, especially high bridges, because of the fantastic views they generally afford to travelers. I have never traveled over any of the five highest bridges in the world, but I would like to, and I would bet the views from these bridges are spectacular.
Highest Bridges in the World
1. Si Du River Bridge- 1,627 feet
The Si Du River Bridge that spans over the Si Du River Gorge in China is the tallest bridge in the world with a height of 1,627 feet from the deck to the river bed below. The Si Du River Bridge is a suspension bridge that was completed in 2009.
2. Baluarte Bridge- 1,322 feet
The Baluarte Bridge spans the Baluarte River Gorge in Mexico, and is 1,322 feet above the river. The Baluarte Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge, so it is the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world, and second highest bridge of any type in the world. The Baluarte Bridge was completed in 2012.
3. Balinghe Bridge- 1,230 feet
The Balinghe Bridge located in China spans across the Balinghe River Valley at a height of 1,230 feet from the deck to the river floor below. The Balinghe Bridge is a suspension bridge that was completed in late 2009.
4. Beipanjiang Bridge- 1,201
The Beipanjiang Bridge spans across a gorge 1,201 feet above the Beipanjiang River in China. The Beipanjiang Bridge is a suspension bridge that was the tallest vehicular bridge in the world from the time it was completed in 2003 to 2009. Today, it is the fourth highest bridge in the world.
5. Aizhai Bridge- 1,150 feet
The Aizhai Bridge spans across a valley at height of 1,150 feet near the city of Jishou in southeastern China. The Aizhai Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects two tunnels, and was opened in March of 2012 to vehicular traffic.
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