China launches world highest bridge!
Claiming it as the world s highest bridge, China opened a towering bridge hanging 565 meters (1,854 feet) above a gorge in southwestern China.
According to the Chinese media, the Beipanjiang bridge spans 1.34 km (0.83 miles) between Xuanwei city in Yunnan province and Shuicheng county in Guizhou and cost 1.023 billion yuan (about $140 million) to build.
It took three years to build this four lane bridge and it will cut the duration of journey between Xuanwei and Shuicheng county from more than four hours to about an hour. Reportedly, this new bridge overtook the Si Du River Bridge in the central province of Hubei to become the world s highest bridge.