The 200m-plus piers of the San Carlos bridge will be second in height only to Foster’s French landmark

San Marco bridge, Mexico

San Marco bridge, Mexico

These towering piers in Mexico will soon be supporting a highway linking the capital to the Gulf of Mexcio.

Piers soaring up to a height of 223m makes the San Carlos bridge the second highest pier bridge in the world after the Millau Viaduct, which has piers up to 245m-high.

The 850m-long bridge is part of the 182-mile Mexico-Tuxpan highway and was designed and engineered by a contractor consortium comprising ICA and FCC. Linden Comansa has supplied the five tower cranes, which will reach heights of up to 244m.

The bridge is expected to be completed in by 2013.