Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bridges


Hegigio Gorge Pipeline Bridge , Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

This bridge supports two pipelines - one gas, the other oil - across the extremely deep gap in Papua New Guinea . If this were to be officially recognized as a vehicular or pedestrian bridge it would rocket to the top of the 'world's highest bridge-span' with the pipelines at an impressive height of 1,290 ft above the bottom of the gorge. By comparison, the current highest bridge span belongs to the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado , hanging a mere 1,053 ft above ground level.

Thanks Millie McG

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