Top-most bridges in the world
• Top-most bridges in the world
In total there are more than a million bridges in the world. All of them are of different length, height and beauty. But there are some interesting facts about which many are unknown.
The highest bridge
The highest bridge in the world can be found in the valley of Ladakh (Ladakh) between the rivers Dras (Dras) and Sura (Suru) in the Himalayan mountains. The valley is located at an altitude of about 5602 m above sea level in Kashmir, India. This bridge is called Bailey (Baily), and was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.
The longest bridge
The longest bridge in the United States is a bridge-causeway across Lake Pontchartrain (Lake Pontchartrain Causeway) in New Orleans, its length is 38, 6 km (24 miles). The bridge was built in 1956. Bridge Bang Na, Bangkok, Thailand, even longer. Its length is 54 km (33.5 miles). But both of these bridge soon to surpass the 80-kilometer high-speed railway bridge Xi'an-Zhengzhou which is under construction in China. He has already been named the bridge waterway.
The highest road in the world
The highest road in the world lies along the Himalayan mountain range in Kashmir.
The highest bridge over the river
The highest bridge over the river - a Royal bridge over the gorge, on the Arkansas River in Colorado, USA. It was built in 1929 for 350 000 dollars. The bridge is located at a height of 321 m (1053 feet) above the water.
The highest and longest bridge
The highest and longest bridge is in Europe - the Millau Viaduct (Viaduc de Millau) over the River Tarn in the mountains of the Massif Central in France. This bridge 300 m (984 feet) in height and 2, 5 km (1, 5 miles) long.
The most expensive bridge
The most expensive bridge in the world is considered the bridge Seto-Ohashi-Kodima (Seto-Ohashi-Kojima) in Japan - 13, 22 kilometers (8, 21 miles) in length. The bridge was built in 1988 and cost $ 8, $ 3 billion.
The largest natural bridge in the world is the Rainbow Bridge. Bridge is among the isolated canyons at the base of Mount Navajo, Utah, USA. From the base to the top of the arch of the bridge 88, 4 m (290 ft) - is almost the height of the Statue of Liberty, in the length of the bridge 83, 8 m (275 ft).
The most popular bridge
The bridge is the most popular world - a Howrah Bridge over the Hooghly River in Calcutta, India. In addition to the approximately 150,000 vehicles per day through this bridge is more than four million pedestrians. The dimensions of the bridge 457 meters long and 21 meters wide.