Mexico’s record-setting bridge to open this year

The country is scheduled to complete a $1.5 billion, 140-mile “superhighway” in the western Sierra Madre that will cut the drive between Durango and the Pacific port at Mazatlan to 4 1/2 hours. The project will consist of 62 tunnels and 135 bridges. The star is Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge, the highest in the Western Hemisphere. Read related article.

Mexico will open its record-setting bridge this year.
Sources: Tradeco; highestbridges.com. Graphic: Gene Thorp and Bill Webster/The Washington Post. Published on January 28, 2012, 4:21 p.m.
 
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