China opens record breaking 4,000 ft long bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aizhai  Bridge in Hunan province is 336 m (1,102 ft.) high and  has a 1,176 m (3,858 ft.) span. It connects two  traffic tunnels in the mountains, cutting the time  needed to traverse the canyon from 30 minutes to 1  minute. Construction  took five years. Work finished at the end of last  year, making it the world’s longest and highest  suspension bridge.
People  and traffic during the Opening  Ceremony. Vehicles  motor along a two-way, four-lane motorway.

 

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Drivers  can take in the views of the Dehang  Canyon 

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The  bridge, which connects to two tunnels, was built to ease  traffic.

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Pedestrians walk along it on a special walkway under  the road.

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Blasting and  coating this steel superstructure in a couple of decades  will be an interesting  project.

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A  brave worker put the final touches on the Anzhaite  Bridge

 

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Note  that the person below is 1102 feet above the ground and  is sweeping the dirt off this twenty first century Engineering marvel with a broom that was designed  centuries ago and has no safety line.

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