Chinese Engineers Rebuild 1,300-Ton San Yuan Bridge in Just 36 Hours

By: | March 13th, 2016

In recent decades, science and technology have developed rapidly in China. China is on the way to becoming a global tech leader.

Recently, a bridge in Beijing had to be rebuilt, and a Chinese company surprised the whole world with its developments in construction. Chinese engineers rebuilt that 1,300-ton bridge at an unbelievable speed, completing the project in just 36 hours.

Watch this astonishing time-lapse video that shows Chinese engineers rebuilding the bridge:

This bridge, named ‘San Yuan Bridge,’ is very busy. It connects 48 key routes in Beijing, which also includes a flyover to the airport. Because of this importance, rebuilding time had to be reduced to a minimum.

How they managed to do it: Operations began on Friday night at 11pm local time. Workers with heavy machinery removed the original bridge and then 1,300 tons of material was transported to construct the new bridge. Then they dragged another bridge as a whole piece into the gap and paved it over.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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