China with New Guinness Record for the World's Highest Bridge

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China's Guinness list continues to rise and now has another record for building the highest bridge in the world, the Beipanjiang that crosses the border of the southwestern provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan.

It is a structure erected between mountains above the homonymous valley at 565.4 meters, or the equivalent of a 200-story skyscraper, according to press reports.

It measures one thousand 341 meters long and is in operation since December 2016 as part of an interprovincial highway.

The arcade of the bridge is even the second largest in the orb, having 720 meters in length.

Apart from obtaining the Guinness record, the Beipanjiang won this year the Gustav Lindenthal medal - known as the Nobel Prize for bridge construction - during the 35th International Conference on this type of works carried out in the United States.

Last modified onThursday, 20 September 2018 09:27

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