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Post by CheenaGringo on Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:13 am

After many years of construction, the bridge is now open greatly reducing the time to drive between these two cities. The Mazatlán-Durango highway has 61 tunnels with a total length of 19.4 km (11.6 mi.) and 115 bridges, having a total length of 12.5 kilometers (7.5 miles), one of which is the Baluarte Bridge, one of the highest cable-stayed bridges and longest in the world, with 124 meters (406.8 feet) length and 390 meters (1,280 feet) high, and the second longest tunnel in the country.

Here is a link to a video of the drive across the bridge apparently shot with a "dash cam arrangement":
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152097353826103%22%3EPost%3C/a

And another video of the very first base jumpers:

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Post by Rolly on Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:23 pm

Here are pictures of the bridge under construction.   Beyond belief.

Building the bridge
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Post by Flamingo on Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:30 pm

We drove the Devil's Backbone from Mazatlán to Durango and back many years ago. Bit of an adventure. Love to see the new highway and bridge.
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