Chinese engineers are building Lvzhijiang bridge on two cliff faces to link a remote river valley to the rest of the country, according to incredible footage showed Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.
China Railway Bridge Bureau reported the four-lane structure would be the world’s largest single-span, single-tower suspension bridge with a steel support beam. Also, its the 1st bridge of its kind in the country, which has been erecting dozens of huge traffic links in far-flung, and often mountainous, regions to modernise its transport infrastructure.
On other hand, the Lvzhijiang Bridge in southern China’s Yunnan Province measures 798 metres (2,618 feet) long and has a single span of 780 metres (2,559 feet). Rising above the fast-flowing Lvzhijiang River, the bridge’s only tower topped out at 156 metres (512 feet) , marking a breakthrough for the bridge’s construction, according to the construction team.
Noteworthy, both the Lvzhijiang Bridge and the Yuchu Expressway are designed to bring an economic push to the mostly agricultural region.