World’s largest bridge in China opens for the traffic
World’s largest bridge located in China gets open to traffic now connecting two provinces in the mountainous southwest and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters.
The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565 metres (1,854 feet) 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.
This bridge is China’s highest bridge till now. One of the truck driver shared that how convienent it has become now to travel such a long distance. The bridge cut travel times between Xuanwei in Yunnan to Shuicheng in Guizhou from more than four hours to around one, revealed by truck driver.
It was “very convenient for people who want to travel between these two places”, he added.
Construction of bridge was expensive
It is obvious that construction of the bridge cost a lot as it is world’s highest bridge. The 1,341-metre span cost over 1 billion yuan ($144 million) to build.
The Beipanjiang Bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two southwestern provinces. It overtook the Si Du River Bridge in the central province of Hubei to become the world’s highest bridge, a separate statement by the provincial transport department said earlier.
This is not the first highest bridge that people are witnessing their, there are many more bridges located in Chiba. Although the world’s tallest bridge — measured in terms of the height of its own structure, rather than the distance to the ground — remains France’s Millau viaduct at 343 metres.
Journey will become convenient
Building such a largest bridge in China comes as source of happiness for daily commuters.
This bridge has shortened the journey from four hours to only one hour.