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Those with vertigo, look away now. Everyone else, gawp in wonder at the Duge Beipanjiang Bridge in southwest China, opened to traffic this week and now the highest bridge in the world, some 565 metres (1,854 feet) above the valley below.

The bridge stretches across a 1,341-metre (4,400-foot) span.

Three years in the making, it’s estimated to have cost the Chinese government around 1 billion yuan (or US$144 million).

According to China Central Television, the bridge is going to cut travel times between Liupanshui in the Guizhou province and Xuanwei in the Yunnan province to two hours instead of the current five – as long as you don’t mind the heights.

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