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05/03/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Royal Gorge Bridge Not Actually World's Highest... Oops!

The world's highest suspension bridge -- it's been a claim to fame for the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City for 80 years.

Except it's not true, says an Arizona man with a laser range-finder and a lot of time on his hands. And it hasn't been true for seven years, he says.

Eric Sakowski has traveled the globe measuring bridges for the Web site he created, highestbridges.com. It's an obsession that took the laid-off filmmaker to China, where he says a flurry of bridge construction has produced several that eclipse Royal Gorge in height.

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