World’s Highest Suspension Bridge Officially Opened in Mexico [PHOTOS]

  on January 07 2012 6:15 AM

The world's highest suspension bridge -- the Baluarte Bridge -- was officially opened in Mexico on Thursday.

The bridge is 1,124 meters (3,687 feet) long, more than 400 meters high, and connects the northwestern state of Sinaloa with Durango and Mazatlan.

The Baluarte Bridge is part of Mexico's elaborate bicentennial celebrations, which mark its independence from Spain in 1810, Reuters reported.

Scroll down to view photographs of the bridge that spans a gorge higher than Paris' Eiffel Tower and New York's Empire State Building.

Baluarte Bridge

Baluarte Bridge REUTERS

Baluarte Bridge

Baluarte Bridge REUTERS

Baluarte Bridge

Baluarte Bridge REUTERS

Baluarte Bridge

Baluarte Bridge REUTERS

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