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China brings down 39-year old bridge, paving way for a new one

According to CGTN, the 39-year old bridge had become potentially unsafe for public. A new bridge will be designed to last for a 100-years.

world Updated: Jun 14, 2017 14:40 IST
The bridge, located in Changchun, the capital of Jilin province in the northeast China, was demolished in just 3.5 seconds (Screengrab)
The bridge, located in Changchun, the capital of Jilin province in the northeast China, was demolished in just 3.5 seconds (Screengrab)(People’s China Daily Facebook )

China’s Nanhu Bridge that was built in 1978 met its end on June 11. The bridge, located in Changchun, the capital of Jilin province in northeast China, was demolished in just 3.5 seconds by using 710 kilograms of explosives.

Here is the video of the building, showcasing the old structure being dismantled, casting out remnants and debris.

According to CGTN, the 39-year old bridge had become potentially unsafe for public paving way for a new one that will be designed to last a 100-years. The new bridge is expected to be open to the public September onward. It will be 150 metre long and 26 metre wide, allowing around a 5-metre wide path for pedestrians on each side, according to ChinaDaily.