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How would this compared to Le Viaduc de Millau – an enormous cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France?(Refer:–-an-amazing-engineering-feat/)

The Aizhai Bridge (矮寨大桥) is a suspension bridge on the G65 Baotou–Maoming Expressway near Jishou, Hunan, China. The bridge was built as part of an expressway from southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality to Changsha. It connects two traffic tunnels in the mountains, cutting the time needed to traverse the canyon from 30 minutes to 1.

Construction on the Aizhai Bridge began in October 2007 and was completed by the end of 2011, ahead of schedule.The bridge was temporarily opened to pedestrians during the 2012 Spring Festival[8] and was formally opened to traffic in March 2012.

The bridge was built with the assistance of a $208…

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