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Siduhe Bridge in Badong County


Siduhe Bridge,also Sidu River Bridge,situated in the remote Yesanguan Town of Badong County in central China's Hubei Province, which is reportedly one of the highest completed suspension bridges in the world.The suspension bridge is over Sidu River.The vertigo-inducing overpass, completed in 2009, is built between two mountains over a 1,627-foot-deep valley - though some media claim it's 1,830 feet high.Apart from its jaw-dropping height, the towering four-lane highway bridge also boasts an impressive span, which is nearly 3,000 feet long.


The remarkable structure, which itself is some 300 feet tall, can be seen surrounded by rocky mountains; while the alarming vertical drop underneath would make any drivers feel daunted. The location of the traffic link is in fact so remote that the closest road is reportedly two miles away.Apart from its jaw-dropping height, the towering four-lane highway bridge also boasts an impressive span, which is nearly 3,000 feet long.

Sidu River Bridge is a part of the Shanghai-Chengdu Expressway. Construction of the formidable project began in 2004 and took as long as five years to finish.According to different sources, when the Sidu River bridge opened to the public in 2009, it overtook the 1,300-foot-high Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge in Papua New Guinea to be the highest bridge in the world.

The building of the bridge gathered much attention at the time as the Chinese workers delivered cables across the valley by launching rockets from one mountain to the other.According to highestbridges.com, eight of the top ten highest bridges in the world are built in China.


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