Highest Cable-Stayed Bridge Finished

Mexico's Baluarte Bridge will link coasts


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Mexican President Felipe Calderone on Thursday unveiled the Baluarte Bridge, the world’s highest cable-stayed bridge with a deck height 390 meters above a ravine in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. The bridge will open later this year and eventually link a highway from Matzlan, on the country’s Pacific coast, across Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. The Baluarte displaces France’s Millau Viaduct as the world’s highest cable-stayed bridge, although a suspension bridge in China has a deck height of 500 meters above the ground.

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