Bold Bridges Series

Built Wide: Bridge Across the Great Divide


Researching the world’s widest bridge proved just how competitive architects and engineers can be.

The Competition

The Sydney Harbor Bridge is a steel through-arch bridge that carries not only vehicles but also two railroad tracks, a bicycle path, and a pedestrian walkway. It claimed the world title for the widest bridge — 160 feet — upon its completion in 1932.

Another day of cement pouring on one of the piers on the Tuojiang super bridge.

The Super Bridge

The new bridge could hold a full-size football pitch crossways.

Speed Freak HQ

Construction of the main pier of the Tuojiang super bridge. Workers are operating 24 hours around the clock to complete the bridge by August 2023.