Where's the highest bridge in North America?

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Submitted by desmond on August 8, 2012 - 6:29pm

and it is also the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world. Post your answer before you hit the link..

http://highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php...

Very impressive.

Submitted by exsdgal on August 8, 2012 - 7:21pm.

Royal Gorge @ Colorado?

Submitted by CA renter on August 9, 2012 - 1:30am.

Wow, I never would have guessed. That's a beautiful bridge...and what gorgeous scenery! It looks like the drive would pretty much suck for anyone who gets car sick, though.

Thanks for sharing, desmond.

Submitted by desmond on August 9, 2012 - 6:47am.

"It is the crown jewel of the greatest bridge and tunnel highway project ever undertaken in North America.

The path of this new highway roughly parallels the famous “Devil’s Backbone”, a narrow road that earned its nickname from the way it follows the precarious ridge crest of the jagged peaks of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. The dangerous road is a seemingly endless onslaught of twisting, terrifying turns that are so tight there are times the road nearly spirals back into itself"

I would love to drive this route someday, although I read the Zetas Cartel is moving into this area and this road will help them. It would be a awesome adventure...

Submitted by no_such_reality on August 9, 2012 - 8:29am.

That's a beautiful engineering.

This one is too.

Submitted by briansd1 on August 9, 2012 - 9:33am.

Impressive indeed.

Mexico is poor compared to us. But they are a medium income country with lots of resources. It's unfortunate that many of us view Mexico through the problem of unauthorized immigration.

Submitted by sdduuuude on August 9, 2012 - 9:47am.

It's nice, but length is more impressive than height ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lon...

Submitted by UCGal on August 9, 2012 - 4:05pm.

I went over a couple high bridges last summer in Sicily. Specifically these two:
http://highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php...
http://highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php...

We spent a week in Modica - which is a very verticle city since it's basically in a deep deep gorge. (Over 1000 steps from the main drag at the bottom to our apartment 2/3's of the way up.)

My husband was in awe of the bridge every time we went over it - which was daily.

Submitted by desmond on August 9, 2012 - 4:59pm.

uc,that must have been staying there and going over the bridges. I am sure many piggs have been over the Cold Springs Bridge on the 154 on the way to Solvang and the wine country in the Santa Inez Valley, well Caltrans just finished putting on a "Suicide Barrier" on it.

http://www.independent.com/news/2012/mar...

Submitted by CA renter on August 9, 2012 - 5:14pm.

UCGal wrote:
I went over a couple high bridges last summer in Sicily. Specifically these two:
http://highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php...
http://highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php...

We spent a week in Modica - which is a very verticle city since it's basically in a deep deep gorge. (Over 1000 steps from the main drag at the bottom to our apartment 2/3's of the way up.)

My husband was in awe of the bridge every time we went over it - which was daily.

Checked out the Wiki on Modica.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modica

That looks like a gorgeous city, UCGal. Lucky you! :)

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