Is the world's most scenic highway? Chinaunveils new seven mile road that's built in the middle of a river valley
A stunning new route opened in Hubeiprovince, central China, on August 9.
Incredible images of the new road showsthat drivers are literally travelling over water as the 6.8-mile motorway isbuilt in the middle of a river valley.
The spectacular road connects XingshanCounty in Hubei to G42, a high-speed route that connects Shanghai in easternChina to Chengdu in south west China, reported People'sDaily Online.
Roger, manchester, United Kingdom, 11 hoursago
Fantastic engineering. Well done China!
All In Love Joy, Emerald Skies, UnitedStates, 7 hours ago
It is too early to tell if it is a goodproject or not... look at 3 Gorges Dam disaster.
jayjay, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1 hourago
Fantastic engineering would have been tohide it in the hillside, have a look at what the swiss did years ago its calleda tunnel, that's an eyesore to be fair
Lucy, London, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
It is not fantastic at all... The beautifullandscape is now ruined by putting that concrete mess on it!
Scott, Roswell GA, 9 hours ago
Any casino would be on Indian land andunder tribal jurisdiction- not the US government of any other state or localgovernment.
Dave RRR, Freetown, United Kingdom, 8 hoursago
Its a pretty standard rivervalley...thousands like it, nothing particularly exceptional or unique.
Frankie, Rome, 9 hours ago
Interesting project but take a look at pic4 the car overtaking on the bend. How long before a serious accident ???
americanblood, Duluth, United States, 6hours ago
Now if China could only teach their driversthe rules of the road that all must follow to keep every safe on them. Won'thappen though as this is China. Also what happens when that river becomesflooded past all known flood stages? Accidents on that bridge deck with allprove fatal too. Water rescue from atop a bridge deck, wow.
GB grafter, London, United Kingdom, 7 hoursago
If this was done in Britain then therewould be 10 year public enquiry followed by another 5 delay due to objectionsfrom nimbies and then another 2 year delay in construction at a final cost of 4times the original estimate.
Mark, Leicester, 6 hours ago
That's why just about everything we buy,has Made in China written in it.
kirsun, London, United Kingdom, 6 hours ago
Yes but that is democracy, you have to askfor permission whereas in a non democratic society you just knock down andbuild. Does not matter about the consequences. We seem to be impressed withChina, by it's so called irradiation of poverty, but look beneath the surface,window dressing to the world hides a lot of secrets.