Botijas Bridge

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Botijas Bridge
Puente Botijas
Pino Gordo, Durango, Mexico
423 feet high / 129 meters high
541 foot span / 165 meter span
2013

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Botijas is the 3rd highest span along Mexico's amazing new Durango-Mazatlán highway in Durango and Sinaloa states. The tollway has cut a safer, more direct route through the mountains, improving trade and increasing tourism between the city of Durango and the coastal city of Mazatlán. To achieve this connection, the Mexican engineers were forced to design an autopista with no less than 63 tunnels - nearly 10 times more than have ever been built on any road in North America. For big bridge fans, the highway has several other towering concrete beam bridges that exceed 300 feet (90 mtrs) in height including Santa Lucia, Neverías, Chico, Pueblo Nuevo and El Carrizo. Of course the highway will always be most famous for the cable stayed Baluarte Bridge which is the highest span in North or South America with a deck 390 meters high.


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Map of the Durango-Mazatlan highway showing the location of the 7 highest bridges and 59 of the 61 tunnels. The Neverías and Rio Chico bridges were completed between 2005 and 2008 and are open to traffic. The rest of the highway will open in 2013.

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