The Top 10 Highest Bridges In The World 2022 (Europe and India)

The highest bridges in the world are bridges that are high and gigantic.

The highest bridges in the world are bridges that are high and gigantic. These structures are tourists attraction. Though the highest bridges are different from the tallest bridges. 


The bridge that is the highest in the world might not be the tallest. In the sense that high bridges cross over slopes and deepest valleys. While tall bridges are just tall in structures. 


China claims many highest bridges in the world. This is due to the topography of the area. Geography features of China include towering mountains, deep valleys, slopes, hills, and plateaus. 


Nevertheless, we still have other high bridges in the world besides China. You will also read about high bridges in, America, Europe, and India


You may have wonder, what are the highest bridges? Please read to the end, see the Top 10 highest bridges in the world  2021 (Europe  and India) with breathtaking pictures and videos, they are, 

  1. Duge Beipanjiang Bridge-World's Highest bridge
  2. Sidu River Bridge
  3. Puli Bridge
  4. Yachi River Bridge   
  5. Qingshuihe Bridge
  6. Baluarte Bridge
  7. Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge  
  8. Liuguanghe Xiqian Bridge  
  9. Baling River Bridge     
  10. Beipanjiang Bridge

      +Millau Viaduct Bridge
       ++Chenab Bridge

Read on to learn about how high they are and their locations. 




10. Beipanjiang Bridge   

The Beipan River Guanxing Highway 

The Beipan River Guanxing Highway, china, world’s highest bridges in the world.
Image credit: Eric Sakowski 
                   

Height: 366 meters (1200.8 feet)
Location: Xingbeizhen, Guizhou Province.
Country: China


In the year 2003, the flyover which is a suspension flyover became opened for the movement of vehicles. Beipanjiang can be utter as BayPanGeeAng. ‘Bei’ means north while ‘pan’ means winding. Beipanjiang Bridge denoting the north wind is one out of four flyovers of Beipan Waterways. The 3 other bridges are within the 60 world’s highest bridges in the world.


The Beipan River Guanxing Highwayhigh bridge is required to be built, thereby becaming number 10, highest bridges in the world. .

Image credit: Eric Sakowski 


The river was once an obstruction to people for a long time. The Beipan River is no longer an obstruction with the building of the bridge. The bridge construction helps in connecting the 2 cities of Guiyang and Kunming. 


Due to the topography of the area. A high bridge is required to be built. People tour around since there are commonplace parking areas and walkways.



 9. Baling River Bridge  


Baling River Bridge, Baling River Bridge which is the ninth highest among giant bridges in the world is of great benefit to travelers on the road.
Image credit: Wikipedia 

Height: 370 meters (1,210 feet)
Location: Guanling County, Guizhou
Country: China


Another suspension bridge is the Baling River Bridge. The bridge stretches over the Baling River. You can call it Baling He Bridge or simply call it Baling River Bridge. The bridge is a G60 expressway linking Guiyang and Kunming with a length of 2,237 meters (7,339 feet). The main suspension span of the flyover’s length is 1,088 meters (3,570 feet).  





Vehicles were allowed on the bridge for movement in December 2009 after its inauguration. Baling River Bridge which is the ninth highest among giant bridges in the world is of great benefit to travelers on the road. 


This is because it greatly decreases the traveling time from one hour to 4 minutes. The bridge is a tourist attraction with Huangguoshu waterfalls (one of the biggest waterfalls in China) close to it.



 8. Liuguanghe Xiqian Bridge   

Liuguanghe Xiqian Bridge,The bridge boasting tallness of 375 meters above stream level constituting it among the highest bridges in the world.



Height: 375 meters (1,230 feet)
Location: Liutongxiang, Guizhou
Country: China


Liuguanghe Xiqian Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge is a freeway from Xifeng to Qianxi. The bridge boasting tallness of 375 meters above stream level constituting it among the highest bridges in the world. 



Liuguanghe Xiqian Bridge, one of the high cable-stayed bridge in the world.



Like the Yachi Stream Bridge that crosses Yachi Waterway, this bridge additionally crosses the Yachi Waterway (likewise called Wujiang River or Wu Waterway). The bridge's main range length is 580 meters (1,903 feet) and an outright length of 1,280 meters (0.8 miles). 


Liuguanghe Xiqian Bridge, this high bridge Liuguanghe Xiqian Bridge is a link between the two urban areas, Xifeng and Kaifeng.


The building of the Wujiangdu Dam has truly abbreviated the tallness of the bridge to 300 meters (984 feet). Since the water has risen and it is a measure over the water, this lowers the height. Liuguanghe Xiqian Bridge is a link between the two urban areas, Xifeng and Kaifeng.



 7.  Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge  

Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge, highest pipeline bridge in the world that goes above the Hegigio River.



Height: 393 meters (1,289 feet)
Location: Otoma, Southern Highlands
Country: Papua New Guinea


Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge is historically the highest pipeline bridge in the world that goes above the Hegigio River. It is a suspension bridge stretching a distance of 470 meters (1,542 feet). For four years, between 2005 and 2009, it was the highest bridge in the world, before being entirely superseded by higher bridges.


Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge, the pipelines on the bridge were able to transport petroleum on one of the highest bridges in the world.


 

Though the bridge is definitely not made for people and vehicles to pass, yet it is an incredible flyover. It was made to aid lots of tons of masses of oil. From Southeast Mananda en route toward Southern Highlands Province, the pipelines on the bridge were able to transport petroleum. In 1991, petroleum was found in Southeast Mananda. 



The topography of the area is a barrier to distilling petroleum. The wide limestone canyon of the River acted as the greatest hindrance to petroleum companies. Through this bridge, petroleum was able to go over the deep gorge and the river, then the oil is easily poured into the channels that connect to the place to which the petroleum will be refined.



 6. Baluarte Bridge      

Baluarte Bridge, Baluarte Bridge is the highest bridge in North America and perhaps in the world.
Image credit: Wikipedia



Height: 403 meters (1,322 feet)
Location: Pueblo Nuevo, Durango
Country: Mexico


Baluarte Bridge is the highest bridge in North America. It is a cable-stayed bridge connecting the two states, Sinaloa and Durango, east and west of Mexico. It spans over the Baluarte River, crosses a canyon in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains; thereby reducing the journey distance of travelers. 


Baluarte Bridge, Baluarte Bridge is the highest bridge in North America and perhaps in the world.
Image credit: Wikipedia



It is the longest bridge on the American continent. Its main span stretches for 520 meters (1,706 feet). The highway through the bridge is 1.12 kilometers (0.7 miles) long. It was open to traffic in 2012. The construction of the bridge cost an estimated sum of US$150million. 





From the Baluarte Bridge deck to above Baluarte River, its height is incredible as one of the highest bridges in the world. The construction of the bridge is of great importance to the economy of the country since there is an easy free link between states and ports. It is also a tourist attraction to many.



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 5. Qingshuihe Bridge    


Qingshuihe Bridge remains among the highest bridges in the world from 2016 till today.
Image credit: Wu Dongjun

Height: 406 meters (1,332 feet)
Location: Weng'an, Guizhou
Country: China


Qingshuihe Bridge also named Qingshui River Bridge remains among the major flyovers in china. It was unlocked to vehicles in December 2015. The bridge is worth close to $US 188 million. It's a suspension bridge in Guizhou Province that goes over the Qingshuihe River. 


Qingshuihe Bridge, The bridge's main span stretches 1.13 Kilometers (0.7 miles), highest bridges in the world.



The city of Guiyang is connected to the city of Weng'an through this Guiweng expressway. The bridge reduces the gap contrary to 160 kilometers (99 miles) to 38 kilometers (24 miles). There are two giant pillars supporting the steel stiffening truss on the flyover.


Qingshuihe Bridge is the among the highest bridges in the world.


They are 230 meters (755 feet) & 224 meters (735 feet) huge. The bridge's main span stretches 1.13 Kilometers (0.7 miles). Qingshuihe Bridge remains among the highest bridges in the world from 2016 till today.



 4. Yachi River Bridge     


The highest bridges in the world also include the Yachi river bridge.


Height: 434 meters (1423.9 feet)
Location: Qingzhen, Guizhou
Country: China


Yachi River Bridge, fourth bridge among the highest bridges in the world and the second-highest cable-stayed bridge.
Image credit: Wikipedia


Yachi River Bridge or Yachi Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Yachi Stream. The bridge is a highway that tracks from Qingzhen, Guiyang to Bijie, Qianxi. The building began in 2013 with resolute workers; it was finished and opens in 2016. It's main and the amplest range has a length of 800 meters (2,600 feet).


Yachi River Bridge, in china, Asia  continent. fourth bridge among the highest bridges in the world and the second-highest cable-stayed bridge.
                                                                            Image credit: Eric Sakowski



This makes it to be among the longest cable-stayed bridges. More to that, it is the fourth bridge among the highest bridges in the world and the second-highest cable-stayed bridge.


Yachi River Bridge, fourth bridge among the highest bridges in the world and the second-highest cable-stayed bridge. Beautiful bridge.


Although the bridge's legitimate height is 434 meters, in a real sense, it is only 306 meters (1,004 feet) over the big reservoir constructed. 130 meters (427 feet) of its tallness is hidden by the Yachi Dam, found 2 kilometers (1.24 mile) downstream.



 3. Puli Bridge     


The Puli bridge is one of the highest bridges in the world.



Height: 485 meters (1,591.2 feet)
Location: Xuanwei, Qujing city, Yunnan Province.
Country: China


The building of the Puli Bridge was finally completed in the month of August 2015.  Close to a sum of US$71 million was spent on the bridge. It is a suspension bridge whereby the Puli Bridge deck is hung below suspension cables on erected suspenders. 


Puli Bridge, Puli Bridge deck’s is hung below suspension cables on erected suspenders. Third highest bridges in the world.



The suspension goes acrosses the small Puli stream.  The main suspension cables of the bridge are at a distance of 26 meters (85 feet) from each other. The bridge’s main span width is 628 meters (2060 feet).  It is a G56 expressway that runs from the city of Xuanwei to Liupanshui also to the Bijie G76 expressway. The bridge is of great importance to the people traveling from Xuanwei to the Guizhou border. 


Puli Bridge linking to a tunnel. Puli’s bridge is among the incredible highest bridges in the world.



The expressway building shortens the route, driving from 4 hours to 1 hour. The total distance of the Puli’s bridge is 1.04 kilometers (0.65 miles). Puli’s bridge is among the incredible highest bridges in the world.



 2. Sidu River Bridge    

Sidu River Bridge likewise called Siduhe Bridge is the second-highest bridge in the world.
Image credit: Taoan Ma


Height: 496 meters (1,627 feet)
Location: Yesanguan Township, Hubei
Country: China


Sidu River Bridge likewise called Siduhe Bridge is the second-highest bridge in the world. It is an engineered overpass. Meaning that the Sidu River Bridge deck is hung underneath suspension links on raised suspenders. 


The pinnacles are H-molded with support hardened (an open and breezy development made extraordinarily solid by its ingenious plan.) as the main, and unsuspended side ranges. 


Sidu River Bridge, The main Sidu Bridge suspension links are consisted of 127 equal wires part integrated, given a hexadic structure.
Image credit: Wikipedia


The bridge truss is 26 meters (85 feet) wide and 6.51 meters (21 feet) tall. The main Sidu Bridge suspension links are consisted of 127 equal wires part integrated, given a hexadic structure. With this, the bridge is ready to manage strain and pressure. 


The bridge's length covers the space of 1,222 meters (4,009 feet), crossing over the Sidu Waterway. The bridge development was finished in 2009; numerous vehicles begin to ride on it in November 2009. The building of the bridge cost around US$100 million.



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 1. Duge Beipanjiang Bridge - Highest Bridge In The World   

Duge Beipanjiang Bridge is the number one highest bridge in the world.
Image credit: Wikipedia



Height: 565 meters (1,850 feet)
Location: Guizhou and Yunnan border
Country: China


Duge Beipanjiang Bridge is a G56 expressway with four lanes. It is also referred to as Duge Bridge or Beipanjiang Bridge. It is a cable-stayed bridge, the highest with the design. 


The cables extended from the highway to a single tower. The tower bears all the weight. From 2016 till today, Duge Beipanjiang Bridge is the number one highest bridge in the world. 


One of the highest bridges in the world is Duge Bridge.


The development of the bridge began in 2011 and it was finished in September 2016. It was inaugurated in December 2016, thereby making it open to general transportation. 


The bridge deck's tallness to the Beipan Waterway (that is over the stream) underneath the bridge is 565 meters (1,850 feet). There is no other bridge with this stature. It is 227 feet (69.2 meters) higher than the bridge next to its height. 


Duge Beipanjiang Bridge, there is no other bridge with this stature. Highest  bridge in the world.

  



Duge Beipanjiang Bridge, The highest point of the bridge is at Beipanjiang  Grand Valley. Highest bridge in the world.
                                                                                                                

The highest point of the bridge is at Beipanjiang  Grand Valley. You can tour through the bridge with a vehicle. The bridge spans 2,935 kilometers (1,824 miles) of which that can take about four hours’ drive from both ends of the border.



 +  Millau Viaduct Bridge   


Millau Viaduct Bridge, Though not highest bridge in the world but it is the tallest and highest in the world.
Image credit: Kat/Pinterest 

Height: 336.4 meters (1,104 feet)
Location: Millau-Creissels, Aveyron
Country: France


Millau Viaduct Bridge, Though not highest bridge in the world but it is the tallest in the world. It the tallest and highest in the world.

Millau Viaduct Bridge’s design is Multiple-span cable-stayed.  From December 2004 onward, the bridge is a roadway to many vehicles. It is the highest, tallest, and longest cable-stayed bridge in Europe. Though not the highest bridge in the world, it is the tallest in the world.



++ Chenab Bridge     

Chenab Bridge is the world’s highest railway bridge.


Height: 322 meters (1,056 feet)
Location: Bakkal and Kauri (Jammu and Kashmir)
Country: India



Chenab Bridge is a railway bridge made from concrete and steel. It is the world’s highest railway bridge. The construction of the main part started in 2017. Still under construction. The bridge is believed to be finished and be linked to other parts of India by 2021.



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