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Main span of bridge closed in SW China

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09-11-2016 13:07 BJT

Work to connect the main part of the highest bridge in the world wrapped up on Saturday in southwest China’s Guizhou province. The Beipanjiang bridge has a height of nearly 570 meters, equivalent to a 200-storey building. It is the world’s highest bridge by vertical distance from the deck down to the ground or water surface beneath its span.  

The structure spans the Beipanjiang Valley. It is part of a highway linking Hangzhou City in east China’s Zhejiang province and Ruili City in Guizhou’s neighboring Yunnan province.

The construction of the 1,341-meter-long cable-stayed suspension bridge started in 2013, and cost about about U.S.$150 million. With numerous rolling mountains and gorges, Guizhou is home to seven of the ten highest bridges in China.

Work to connect the main part of the highest bridge in the world wrapped up on Saturday in southwest China

Work to connect the main part of the highest bridge in the world wrapped up on Saturday in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

Work to connect the main part of the highest bridge in the world wrapped up on Saturday in southwest China

Work to connect the main part of the highest bridge in the world wrapped up on Saturday in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

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