Shanghai, China - Peoples Republic of
VEHICLES PASS BY LUPU BRIDGE ACROSS HUANGPU RIVER IN SHANGHAI.
Vehicles pass along the newly opened Lupu Bridge across Huangpu River
in Shanghai June 28, 2003. China opened what it says is the world's
longest steel-arch bridge at a ceremony in the commercial capital
Shanghai on Saturday. The bridge whose 550-metre (1,800-ft) arch is
longer than the previous record holder, the 518-metre long New River
Gorge Bridge in the U.S. state of West Virginia, state media said. The
2.5 billion yuan ($302 million), 3.9-km (2.4-mile) Lupu Bridge was
inaugurated by Chinese basketball star Yao Ming, who led about 1,000
people in a fun run across the structure to mark the event.
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