In yet another incredible example of how much China can get done when it sets its mind to something a busy bridge in Beijing was torn down and put back up, inconveniencing drivers for less than two full days.
The refurbishment of Beijing’s Sanyuan Bridge began at 11 pm on November 13th. According to CRI, more than 1,300 tons of new surfacing for the bridge was transported for the construction.
An official said that if conventional construction methods had been used, then traffic would have been affected for at least two months. Instead, for the first time in China, workers tried out a new “integrated replacement method.”
Only 43 hours later, construction workers had completed their work and the major overpass over the northeastern stretch of the 3rd Ring Road was once again open to traffic.
And they didn’t even have to use that badass bridge building machine!
Watch the video here with some appropriately epic music: