Beijing, Sep 10 (IANS) China has completed the construction of the highest bridge in the world, 565 meters above the Nizhu River Canyon in the south, the local media reported on Saturday.
The bridge, called Beipanjiang and located between the Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou, is planned to be operational by the end of this year, Efe news reported.
According to CCTV, the construction of Beipanjiang lasted for three years with the participation of at least 1,000 engineers and technicians.
With the opening of Beipanjiang, it will be officially the world’s highest bridge overtaking China’s Sidu River Bridge in the central province of Hubei, which opened in 2009.
The completion of Beipanjiang comes less than a month after the Asian country opened the world’s longest and highest glass bridge on August 20, but this glass bridge (430 meters long and 300 meters high) was closed after two weeks due to huge turnout of visitors.