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A complete list of bridges in Mexico with pictures. Famous Mexican bridges, the biggest and the highest. From the earliest arch and beam bridges to the newest suspension and truss bridges, this list has them all. We build bridges to span obstacles, be it a valley, waterway, or another road. A bridge's function designates its design. A bridge can can be temporary, or it can last for millennia. Many Roman bridges are still standing (and even in use) today. No surprise then that bridges often become iconic landmarks for their region.
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Baluarte Bridge



The Chiapas Bridge is a steel bridge over a kilometer in length which spans the Nezahualcoyotl or Malpaso Dam in northern Chiapas, Mexico. Construction of the bridge began in 2002 and finished fourteen months later, voted the best infrastructure project in Mexico in 2004. The bridge and the highway it is part of cuts driving time from Mexico City to the state capital by 3.5 hours and makes the rural area in northern Chiapas more accessible and open to ecotourism. ...more

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El puente del Papa is a bridge located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, across the usually dry Río Santa Catarina. It took its name when Pope John Paul II offered a Catholic mass over the bridge. A flea market which is installed under the bridge on weekends has the same name. Before the Pope John Paul II visited Monterrey, the bridge was called "Puente San Luisito", as it connected the "San Luisito" neighbourhood, with Monterrey Downtown, across the Santa Catarina River. The name of "Puente San Luisito" was the name of the bridge for over a century, and in just 20 years, it has been completely forgotten. ...more

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Mezcala Bridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Bridges in Mexico
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The Mezcala Bridge, is a cable-stayed bridge located in the state of Guerrero on Highway 95 in Mexico. It spans the Balsas River close to the western Pacific coast of the country. This bridge, with a total length of 891 m and six uneven spans completed in 1993, has been in service since 1994 as a toll bridge. When built, it was considered to be the highest bridge in Mexico and the second highest multiple cable-stayed bridge to be built in the world. The Mezcala Bridge was built as part of the 1989–1994 highway restructuring program in Mexico, which reduced the distance of Highway 95 between Cuernavaca and Acapulco by 49 km. The bridge suffered a fire in one of its cable systems in March 2007 ...more

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