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10 Highest Bridges in the World
The list of the world's highest bridges ranks bridges by deck height. The deck height of a bridge is the maximum vertical drop distance from the bridge deck (the road bed of a bridge) down to the ground or water surface beneath the bridge span. Deck height should not be confused with structural height, which measures the maximum vertical distance from the uppermost point of a bridge (e.g. top of the bridge tower) down to the lowest visible point of a bridge, where its piers emerge from the surface of the ground, foundation or water. A separate list of the world's tallest bridges ranks bridges by structural height.
The rankings of the world's tallest and highest bridges differ in part because some of the highest bridges are built across deep valleys and gorges.

Note: The ranking of the highest bridges in the world, currently open for use. Bridges under construction or demolished are not included.

1. Sidu River Bridge
File:Siduhe Bridge-1.jpg
World's highest bridge since 2009.
China - Yesanguan Township, Badong County, Hubei
Height (metres / feet): 496 m (1,627 ft)
Main span (metres / feet): 900 m (2,950 ft)
Year opened: 2009

2. Baluarte Bridge

Highest cable-stayed bridge in the world.
Highest bridge in the Americas.
Mexico - Pueblo Nuevo, Durango
Height (metres / feet): 403 m (1,322 ft)
Main span (metres / feet): 520 m (1,710 ft)
Year opened: 2012

3. Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge

World's highest bridge from 2005 to 2009.
World's highest pipeline bridge.
Papua New Guinea - Otoma, Southern Highlands
Height (metres / feet): 393 m (1,289 ft)
Main span (metres / feet): 470 m (1,540 ft)
Year opened: 2005

4. Baling River Bridge
File:Balinghe Bridge-1.jpg
China - Guanling County, Guizhou
Height (metres / feet): 370 m (1,210 ft)
Main span (metres / feet): 1,088 m (3,570 ft)
Year opened: 2009

5. Beipanjiang River 2003 Bridge
File:Beipanjiang Suspension Road Bridge-2.jpg
World's highest bridge from 2003 to 2005.
China - Xingbeizhen, Guizhou
Height (metres / feet): 366 m (1,201 ft)
Main span (metres / feet): 388 m (1,273 ft)
Year opened: 2003

6. Aizhai Bridge
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World's highest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge.
China - Jishou, Hunan
Height (metres / feet): 350 m (1,150 ft)
Main span (metres / feet): 1,176 m (3,858 ft)
Year opened: 2012

7. Beipanjiang River 2009 Bridge
File:Beipanjiang Highway Suspension Bridge-3.jpg
China - Qinglong, Guizhou
Height (metres / feet): 318 m (1,043 ft)
Main span (metres / feet): 636 m (2,087 ft)
Year opened: 2009

8. Liuguanghe Bridge
File:Liuguanghe Bridge-2.jpg
World's highest bridge from 2001 to 2003.
China - Liu Guangzhen, Guizhou
Height (metres / feet): 297 m (974 ft)
Main span (metres / feet): 240 m (790 ft)
Year opened: 2001

9. Zhijinghe River Bridge
File:Zhijinghe River Bridge-1.jpg
World's highest arch bridge.
China - Dazhipingzhen, Hubei
Height (metres / feet): 294 m (965 ft)
Main span (metres / feet): 430 m (1,410 ft)
Year opened: 2009

10. Royal Gorge Bridge
File:Mind the Gap, Royal Gorge Bridge.jpg
World's highest bridge from 1929 to 2001.
United States - Cañon City, Colorado
Height (metres / feet): 291 m (955 ft)
Main span (metres / feet): 286 m (938 ft)
Year opened: 1929

Source: wikipedia.org


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