Gallery: Mexico’s New Baluarte Bridge Crowned World’s Tallest – New Rou...


At 1,321 feet high and 3,687 feet long, Mexico’s recently completed Baluarte Bridge is now the tallest bridge in the world. Spanning a ravine in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains (also known as the Devil’s Backbone) in north Mexico, it is high enough to fit the Eiffel Tower underneath it. This week the country celebrated its inauguration ceremony, which coincided with the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain. However the bridge isn’t just a record breaker – it is also helping to remove communities from the isolation while reducing the country’s emissions by connecting the country more efficiently.

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