World's highest bridge nears completion

World's highest bridge nears completion
By Catherine Hardy
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It is 565 metres above the ground - but where is it?


Engineers in China have connected the two sides of the world’s highest cable-bridge.

The Beipanjiang Bridge joins southwest China’s Yunnan and Guizhou provinces.

The last-but-one bridge deck was put in place on Saturday morning.

The final piece is being put in place on Saturday afternoon.

The bridge stretches across the Nizhu river Gorge and is 565 metres above the river bed.

Engineers only have an allowance of five millimetres to play with during the construction.

The bridge will be operational by the end of this year.

In tweets

Beipanjiang Bridge Duge. Dugexiang, Guizhou, China
564 m / 720 m span
World's Highest Bridge

— Víctor Yepes (@vyepesp) August 19, 2015

The world’s highest bridge, Beipanjiang, completed construction in southwest China, will open to public by yearend

— CCTVNEWS (@cctvnews) September 10, 2016

Beipanjiang gorge landscape,this bridge will completed in 2016

— zhengyichou (@zhengyichou) April 30, 2013

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