Suspension bridge spanning more than 5000 feet

Completed in 1997, the Great Belt bridge in Denmark became the first suspension bridge to spanning more than 5,000 feet, coming in at 5,328 feet (1,624 meters). Continue reading

Chinese Monk makes note of a suspension Bridge in 399 CE

A Chinese monk of the 4th Century mentioned in the account of Faxian (Fa-Hsien, Fa Hien), the note of the existence of a rope suspension bridge which crossed over the Indus River in India, and was noted to be ancient at the time the monk crossed the bridge. Continue reading