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Chinese engineers have completed the structure of what is expected to become the world's highest bridge, local authorities said.
The Beipanjiang Bridge, in mountainous southwestern China, soars 565 metres above a river, the Guizhou provincial transport department said in a statement.

As such it overtakes the Si Du River Bridge in the central province of Hubei to become the world's highest bridge, said the statement posted on Sunday.

The two ends of the bridge were linked on Saturday, it added.The 1,341-metre span is expected to open to traffic at the end of this year and will cut road trips from Liupanshui in Guizhou to Xuanwei in neighbouring Yunnan province from around five hours to less than two, state broadcaster China Central Television reported Monday.

Several of the world's highest bridges are in China, 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 tall.


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Why us this thread posted twice?

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dusty1 Post time: 2016-9-15 21:07
Why us this thread posted twice?

And highlighted! Seems the powers that be are not taking enough notice of their own site!

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futsanglung Post time: 2016-9-16 08:25
And highlighted! Seems the powers that be are not taking enough notice of their own site!

Gee I suprised to hear that

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dusty1 Post time: 2016-9-16 10:08
Gee I suprised to hear that

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futsanglung Post time: 2016-9-16 06:58
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KIM JONG UN BANS SARCASM IN NORTH KOREA

Kim Jong Un just can’t take a joke. The last time the North Korean dictator found himself on the receiving end of some gentle ribbing, as the subject of James Franco and Seth Rogen’s assassination comedy The Interview, Kim’s repressive regime allegedly hacked Sony Pictures, apparently in retaliation. Now, the absolutist leader is taking his hostility toward humor to a farcical new extreme, banning all sarcasm throughout the Hermit Kingdom in an attempt to crack down on dissent and quash any further laughs at his expense.





Oh and cool bridge.
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futsanglung Post time: 2016-9-16 19:58
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