This is another unique and amazing bridge, which I like to share with you, despite what I told you in my last post last year.
The bridge is huge and I am not kidding either. It is located in China’s Hubei province and dubbed “Siduhe Grand Bridge“, this gargantuan suspension bridge (once completed) will smash the current record for highest deck-to-ground distance held by the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado (1, 053ft) and could fit the Empire State Building underneath it and still have 360 feet to spare - yikes! But there’s more…
So you’ve erected the enormous towers on each side of the deep valley, deeper than any valley previously bridged. How do you get a pilot cable from one tower to the next? Previous solutions have included: attaching the cable to a kite and flying it over (e.g. Niagara Falls suspension bridge), carrying one end by helicopter (e.g. Akashi Kaikyo bridge) and floating one end on a boat (e.g. Brooklyn Bridge). The brains behind the Siduhe Bridge decided to ignore all those options and break another record instead. They attached the 3,200ft cables to rockets and accurately fired them over the valley, becoming the first people to do so.
So, it tells us to be more innovative and creative to venture into new methods so as to have breakthrough record. Remember that there are always more than one path to success. Be brave and have a mission to set a new record and not indulge into unnecessary worry as the builder who constructs the above bridge. To create a remarkable new record, you must able to face the odds and take up the challenge to step into the uncharted zones. This is exactly like today's world we are living, where people are pushed to create precedents out of the uncharted zones. So, as the time is getting tougher, the tough gets going. Keep moving and you are rest assured that the reward is also equally high proportionate to its risk.
So, I hope you too enjoy its beauty and spirit as I did. Thanks and seeing you again. Wishing you success,
History is made as the pilot cables are successfully fired across the valley.