Words can hardly describe the majestic beauty of this magnificent new cable-stayed bridge in Mexico. Completed in 2012 and formally opened to traffic in late 2013, the Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge can boast a number of superlatives, including:
- The second highest bridge in the world;
- The world’s highest cable-stayed bridge; and
- The longest cable-stayed bridge in North America.
The bridge has a main span of 1,710 feet over a 1,290 foot deep gorge along the Durango-Mazatlan Highway in the Sierra Occidental Mountains of western Mexico. Congratulations to our friends south of the border for this monumental achievement of transportation planning, engineering, construction, and design!
Here is a weblink to a great series of photos about the bridge.