Sunday, January 27, 2008

China takes bridge record

The two sides of the Chaotianmen Bridge met for the first time yesterday, completing the world's largest arch bridge.
The bridge, which spans the Yangtze River in Chongqing, is double-decked, and has six car lanes running along the uppermost level. The £180million bridge is 1,721 meters (5,650ft) long and its main arch spans 552 meters, 49 meters longer than the Sydney Harbor Bridge and 3 meters longer than the previous record holder, the Lupu Bridge in Shanghai. It is due to open later this year.

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