Incredibly beautiful scenery is sure to be found at the tallest bridges in the world, but just imagine how windy it must be at the top! Building anything a quarter mile into the sky is always challenging, but add the extra element of being above water or sheer drops and it becomes an exceptional feat.
Discover the tallest bridges in the world
These bridges are considered the tallest based on structural height, showcasing the ingenious engineers who had to find ways to make a safe crossing out of a structure that reaches far into the sky. Are you brave enough to drive across some of these terrifyingly tall bridges in your travels?
Jiujiang Yangtze River Expressway Bridge
This bridge completed in 2013 and stands at 794 feet, with six lanes of cars and trucks traveling over the beautiful Yangtze River in China. Also known as the Juijiang Fuyin Expressway Bridge, it’s only six miles up the river from the original Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge, which began to show wear and tear in the form of cracks in 2011.
Zhongjianhe Bridge in Xuen’en County, China – 804 feet
Zhongjiahe Bridge is considered a cable-stayed bridge. Cable-stayed bridges hold the weight of the bridge in multiple towers, with the weight distributed from the cables attached at specifically chosen points. Though cable-stayed and suspension bridges might look similar, a bridge’s weight in a suspension bridge is distributed via cables to the end points on land at either end instead of to the towers in the middle.