Cable stayed bridge in Mexico on River Baluarte-Height of cable stayed bridge in Mexico
Mexico Cable stayed Bridge
World’s highest cable stayed bridge was constructed in Mexico joining two high hills. This bridge has also earned a place in Guinness book of world records. The height of the bridge from the ground is 1,321 feet. That means the 986 feet Eiffel tower can also be easily placed below this bridge. Nearly Rs. 900 crores have been spent for the construction of this cable stayed bridge.
Cable stayed bridge in Mexico is constructed to join two hills on either side of River Baluarte. Length of this bridge is 3,688 feet. The bridge has been given the name of the river itself. The bridge was officially opened on the event of 200 years of freedom of Mexico. Earlier the record of highest cable stayed bridge was in the name of Mila Viaduc which is in France and its height was 804 feet.
Cable stayed bridge in Mexico took four years to complete the construction. The construction began in the year 2008. Nearly 1500 labor and engineers worked in the construction of the bridge. Twelve thousand tons of steel and ninety thousand square meters of concrete were used in its construction. Twelve concrete pillars were built to support the bridge. There is a four lane road on the bridge and it is estimated that nearly two thousand vehicles will use this bridge every day.