Suspension Cables Shot By A Rocket

A big head-scratcher when building a suspension bridge is how to get those suspension cables from one end of the divide to the other. In the past, helicopters and boats have been employed for this purpose – even kites – but Chinese engineers constructing the Siduhe Grand Bridge had another idea: rockets.

They used precision rockets to send 3,200-foot-long cables over a valley, and enable the construction of a bridge that would be 2,132 feet above the ground – which could easily fit any skyscraper in America underneath with room to spare.

Click Continue to see a picture of the completed bridge, finished last July and reportedly the highest bridge in the world, when measured from the ground to its deck.



Via: dvice