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ONE OF THE WORLD'S TALLEST BRIDGES BUILT BY CHINA

Qingshui River Bridge
      The bridge, which cost 1.54 billion yuan and took two years to build, will be 406 meters tall and with a span of 1,130 meters, according to a U.K. news agency. The Qingshui River Bridge has been
built in rocky terrain to improve transport links between the provincial capital of Guiyang and neighboring counties. It will shorten the distance from Weng'an county to Guiyang from about 160 kilometers to 36 kilometers.The only bridge taller than it will be the Sidu River Bridge - in Badong, central China’s Hubei province - which has a height of 496 meters.Another major Chinese bridge under construction in Baoshan, Yunnan province, will be 2,470 meters long when it is completed next year. The world-famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is 227 meters tall and has a span of 1,280 meters.



A section of workers applying waterproof materials and asphalt to the Qingshui River Bridge
      The only bridge taller than it will be the Sidu River Bridge - in Badong, central China’s Hubei province - which has a height of 496 meters. It is said that the Qingshui River Bridge will shorten the distance from Weng'an county to Guiyang from about 160 kilometers to 36 kilometers. (Xinhua/Wu Dongjun)


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