Sky high … record-breaking bridge
 
Link … 400m-long crossing
 
DON’T look down!

This is Mexico’s massive Baluarte Suspension Bridge which has just been crowned the highest in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.

 
The 1000m-long crossing, which has just opened to the public, is more than 400m high and could fit Paris’ Eiffel Tower under its central span.
The cable-stayed bridge – which goes across a deep ravine in Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental mountains – took four years to build and cost millions of pounds.

It was built as part of the country’s bicentennial celebrations to mark its independence from Spain in 1810.

It forms a huge highway between Mazatlan on the Pacific Coast to Durango in the interior.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said: "It is a project which is going to unite the people from the north of Mexico like never before."

 
 
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