Above the clouds, China’s Pingtang Bridge towers, the tallest of which are1,076 ft high, will make the Pingtang Bridge one of the tallest in the world. (Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.)
Bridge supremacy has again been claimed by China. Its CNY¥1.2 billion (USD$180 million),7,000-ft (2,135-m)-long Pingtang Bridge is being designed by the Guizhou Transportation Planning Survey and Design Academy to span the canyon of the Caodu River in the Qiannan region of the Guizhou province of China. With a main tower height of 1,076 ft (328 m), it should be the tallest in the world, according to Bentley’s description.
Civil engineers presented the design construction of the bridge at Bentley’s Year In Infrastructure 2016, where it was a finalist in the “Innovation in Bridges” category. However, it lost to a bridge design from Chile, which is being designed to overcome some of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded.
The Pingtang Bridge’s three-tower design is said to…