30 Dec '16, 12pm

World’s highest bridge opens in China https://t.co/EkfOdzMZzh

World’s highest bridge opens in China https://t.co/EkfOdzMZzh

BEIJING — The world’s highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two provinces in the mountainous south-west and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters, local authorities said on Friday (Dec 30). The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565m above a river and connects the two mountainous provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou, the Guizhou provincial transport department said in a statement on its official website. The bridge cuts travel times between Xuanwei in Yunnan to Shuicheng in Guizhou from more than four hours to around one, a truck driver surnamed Duan was quoted by the official news agency Xinhua as saying after the bridge opened Thursday. It was “very convenient for people who want to travel between these two places”, he added. The 1,341m span cost over 1 billion yuan (S$208 million) to build, according to local newspaper Guizhou Daily. It overtook the Si...

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