World’s Highest Bridge Opens In China, Costs 100 Billion Yuan

The bridge is suspended over 1,854 feet above a river which connects the provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou.

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A bridge between two mountains or a bridge through heaven, you can call it divine. Yes, we are talking about the world's highest bridge in China and it is now opened to the public. It is named as the Beipanjiang bridge.

This engineering masterpiece connects two provinces in the mountainous south-west part of China. The bridge is suspended over 1,854 feet above a river which connects the provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou.

The new bridge cuts the travel time between Xuanwei in Yunnan to Shuicheng in Guizhou from more than four hours to around one. This was said by a truck driver surnamed Duan by an official news agency Xinhua on Thursday after the bridge was opened.

He added, "It was very convenient for people who want to travel between these two places."

The bridge is 1.314 km long and cost over 1 billion yuan to build (Rs 978 Cr), according to local newspaper Guizhou Daily.

It became the world's highest bridge by dethroning the Su Du River Bridge in the central province of Hubei.

Most of the world's highest bridges are in China. The world's tallest bridge measured in terms of the height of its own structure, rather than distance to the ground is the France's Millau viaduct at 343 metres (1125 feet).

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