Mexico completed the highest cable-stayed bridge in the world this month, permitting a four-lane highway to cut across a rugged region at a height of 1,321 feet. The bridge is made of high-grade, pre-stressed concrete, supported by steel cables that can support massive loads and absorb earthquake shock. “This is the most important project in all of Mexico right now,” said Francisco Gutierrez, the top economic development official for the state of Durango.

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