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World's highest bridge opens in Guizhou
   2016-12-29 21:21:48    China Daily      Web Editor:

The Beipanjiang Bridge [Photo: Xinhua]

Soaring 565 meters above a river, the Beipanjiang Bridge in Guizhou opened to traffic on Thursday, making it the world's highest bridge, CCTV reported.

With a height equivalent to a 200-storey building, the structure spanning the Beipanjiang Valley, is part of a highway linking Hangzhou city in East China's Zhejiang province and Ruili city in Guizhou's neighboring Yunnan province.

The Beipanjiang Bridge [Photo: china.com.cn]

The bridge cuts travel time from Liupanshui in Guizhou to Xuanwei in Yunnan from around five hours to fewer than two.

The construction of the 1,341-meter-long cable-stayed suspension bridge started in 2013, costing about 1 billion yuan (about $150 million).

The Beipanjiang Bridge [Photo: china.com.cn]

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