Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge, the world’s tallest suspension bridge, was opened in Mexico Thursday, spanning a ravine higher than New York’s Empire State building and Paris’ Eiffel Tower.
Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge is 403 meters or 1,322 feet tall and connects between the northwestern states of Sinaloa and Durango in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains.
Officials with the Guinness Book of World Records were present as was President Felipe Calderon for the opening ceremony.
The world’s tallest bridge features four highway lanes celebrated for cutting transportation time between the two regions by an estimated six hours.
Without including the Empire State Building’s lightning rod, the bridge can easily fit its towering height from head to toe or the height of Paris’ Eiffel Tower which stands at 324 meters or 1063 feet.
Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge is 403 meters or 1,322 feet tall and connects between the northwestern states of Sinaloa and Durango in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains
After four years of construction, the Baluarte Bicentennial Bridge is priced at 2.18 billion pesos or 158.98522 million U.S. dollars.
The bridge is so named as the country celebrates it’s bicentennial independence from Spain which was in 1810.
The Durango-Mazatlan highway newly constructed to reach the bridge cost its own amount of over 20 billion pesos or 1.45858 billion U.S. dollars.
It had been deemed President Felipe Calderon’s most significant transportation project during his six-year term according to the country’s transportation ministry.
“With developments in infrastructure, we’ll continue to achieve the targets established during my term,” President Felipe Calderon said Thursday according to TheAge.com.
Kim Kardashian took the Twitter and unveiled a photo promoting her new perfume and has made it clear that she was inspired by Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor.
Kim Kardashian, 31, tells her fans that she is “channeling [sic] ElizabethTay [sic]” in her True Reflection ad campaign.
The reality star has smokey-eye and wears a silver, sleeveless dress with a plunging neckline.
It is the second photo that she has posted online from the upcoming promotion.
Kim Kardashian tweets: “Another pic from my True Reflection fragrance ad campaign…ultra glam!
“LOVE red lips! #Channeling ElizabethTay.”
Kim Kardashian unveiled a photo promoting her new perfume True Reflection inspired by Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor
She has made no secret of her love of Elizabeth Taylor, who died at the age of 79 in March 2011.
At the end of the last year, Kim Kardashian spent $65,000 at a Christie’s auction to buy a set of three gold and jade Lorraine Schwartz bangles once owned by Elizabeth Taylor.
Kim Kardashian was one of the final people to interview Elizabeth Taylor in an article that was published in the March issue of US Harper’s Bazaar.
She said to the Oscar-winner: “You are my idol.
“But I’m six husbands and some big jewels behind. What should I do?”
Elizabeth Taylor told her: “I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands.
“For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else.”
Kim Kardashian’s Twitter followers obviously agree that she has captured the spirit of the Cleopatra star.
One fan tweeted: “@Kim Kardashian is the modern day Elizabeth Taylor! Those pictures are timeless.”
Earlier Kim Kardashian posted another picture from the photo shoot, this time a side shot in which she is wearing a pale pink lipstick.
The reality star told her fans: “That was a pic from my new fragrance ad campaign True Reflection, which comes out this spring!
“It is so different than my other fragrances!”
Kim Kardashian has just returned to Los Angeles after a brief trip to Dallas, where she visited her sister Khloe, who moved to Texas with her husband, basketball player Lamar Odom.
The couple relocated after Lamar Odom was transferred from the LA Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks.