After five years of construction, Asia's longest and highest bridge Longjiang Grand Bridge has finished closure in advance and passed load test on April 5. The 8,100-feet-long suspension bridge over Longjiang River, southwestern China's Yunnan province, will open to traffic on May 1, 2016.
The new bridge, connecting the cities of Baoshan and Tengchong, and going straight to Myanmar, hovers at a nail biting 920 feet above the valley below. It is the tallest and longest of its kind to be built across two mountains in Asia.
The central span of the bridge, which is the distance between the two main towers, will measure 3,924 feet and is only slightly shorter than that of the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.