Have you ever travelled to China? A country boasts of the highest number of bridges among the top 10 in the world. We are bringing you a list of the top 10 highest bridges of the world. This is a comprehensive list. We are ranking the bridges according to their height. These bridges are open to use, so what are you waiting for just go and explore these bridges. These are man-made marvels. Upon seeing them we get overwhelmed by the structure and beauty of these bridges, but the hard work and hardship involved in building these bridges are what which makes them even more beautiful. Planning and designing these bridges are really a challenge but the real challenge starts when the team actually starts shaping it to the real. So next time if somebody asks you, what are the highest bridges in the world, you have the answer now.
10. Beipan River Guanxing Highway Bridge- 366 metres.
Built-in 2003 Beipanjiang River Bridge is a 366 metres high suspension bridge built on Guanxing Highway in Ghizhou province China. It was opened in 2003 and was the highest bridge then. It was the first suspension bridge to break the 300 metres threshold.
9.Baling River Bridge-370 metres.
Opened to traffic on December, 23,2009. This bridge is a part of G-60 Shanghai Kunming Expressway. It significantly reduced the travelling time across the river valley from one hour to 4 minutes. That’s a huge time-saving in travelling time.
8. Liuguanghe Xiqian Expressway Bridge-375 metres.
Another engineering marvel constructed on the Yachi River in China. This is a cable stay bridge connecting Xiuwen and Qianxi Bijie in China. The highest tower of the bridge is 245 metres high makes it one of the tallest bridge in the world.
7. Baluarte Bridge- 390 metres.
Another highest bridge in the list is called as Balurate Bicentennial Bridge. It is a cable-stayed bridge built in Mexico. It is located between Concordia in Sinaloa and Pueblo Nuevo in Durango. This is also the third highest cable-stayed bridge in the world. Construction of this bridge started in 2008 and it was opened to the public in late 2013.
6. Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge- 393 metres.
The sixth highest bridge in the world and the highest pipeline bridge. Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge is a suspension based bridge constructed over Hegigio River Papua New Guinea. It was the highest bridge in the world when it was constructed in 2005.
5.The Qingshui River Bridge-406 metres.
Another Chinese Bridge in the list. Seems like China is fond of making the highest bridges. This is also a suspension bridge in Guizhou, China. This bridge is constructed on Qingshuihe River, is the third highest suspension bridge in the world. This is not all the bridge is one of the longest bridge. The bridge is a part of wonder Guiweng Expressway. The bridge was opened to the public in the year 2015.
4. Yachi River Bridge- 434 metres.
Another cable-stayed bridge in Guizhou China. The 4th highest bridge in the world is really has a really amazing view. It is also one of the longest cable-stayed bridge. The Bridge is constructed to cross Yachi River in Guiyang China. It also connects the people to Qianxi Expressway.
3. Puli Bridge- 485 meters.
The third highest bridge in the world Puli Bridge was opened to the public in 2015. This bridge dramatically reduced the travelling time from four hours to one hour. The bridge cost 440 million yuan (about US$71 million). Puli is a suspension bridge.
2. Sidu River Bridge-496 meters.
Opened to traffic in November 2009 Sidu River Bridge is a suspension bridge crossing the valley of Sidu River in Badong County China. The bridge was designed by CCSHCC and built at a cost of $100 million.
1. Duge Bridge- 565 metres.
The highest bridge in the world is a cable-stayed bridge in China. Till date, the bridge is known to be the highest in the world. The bridge crosses the river between Yunnan and Guizhou provinces. The bridge is a 1.34km long bridge and shortens the journey between the two places for more than 4 hours.