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    Above the Clouds: China Builds World's Highest Bridge

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    Construction on the highest bridge in the world was completed in the Chinese province of Guizhou, state television broadcaster CCTV reported on Monday.

    The cable-stayed suspension bridge, called Beipanjiang after the valley it is situated in, stands 565 meters above the ground.

    ​The construction of the record-breaking structure lasted for three years with the participation of at least 1,000 engineers and technicians. It cost about 1 billion yuan (about US $150 million), according to Xinhua agency.

    The 1,341-meter-long bridge is part of a highway linking Hangzhou City in the province of Zhejiang and Ruili City in the province of Yunnan.

    Guizhou, which is located in a mountainous area with multiple cloves, is home to seven out of China's ten highest bridges.


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