No other bridge in history has been more associated with being the “World’s Highest” than the Royal Gorge Bridge, located in the U.S. state of Colorado. Constructed in 1929, the bridge was the highest suspension bridge in the world for nearly 75 years with a roadway 955 feet above the Arkansas River. In 2001, China opened an even higher gorge crossing in the form of the Liuguanghe bridge, a concrete beam span with a deck 975 feet high. Then in 2003, China opened the 1,200-foot high Beipanjiang River 2003 bridge, the first of what will eventually be at least a dozen Chinese suspension bridges of greater height… read more >
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