World's highest bridge opens to traffic in China
The Beipanjiang bridge in southern China has opened to traffic following three years of construction. Built above the Beipangjiang valley in Guizhou province, the bridge boasts a 1,341-metre span, BBC reports.
Crossing the Nizhu river canyon at 565 meters above water level the Beipanjiang bridge spans 1,341 meters to connect the provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou in the Southwest of the country. The 4-lane bridge is part of a network of new highways around Yunnan and Guizhou that allow access across rugged terrain that was previously largely inaccessible.