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Danyang kunshan grand bridge

The world's longest bridge is the DanyangKunshan Grand Bridge in China, part of
the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway. The bridge, which opened in June 2011,
spans 102.4 miles (165 kilometers). Another part of that train line, the 70.8-mile
(114-km) long LangfangQingxian viaduct, is the second longest bridge in the
world.
China constructed the DanyangKunshan Grand Bridge in just 4 years, employing
10,000 workers, at a cost of about $8.5 million. It crosses low rice paddies, part of
the Yangtze River Delta, with just a few miles of the bridge actually crossing the
open water of Yangcheng Lake in Suzhou. The bridge averages about 100 feet (31
meters) off the ground.
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