China is a land of bridges. Long ones, high ones, glass ones, swinging ones and now ones like this:
That’s a brand-new bridge being built in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province in central China. The bridge’s design is historically inspired. Based on a special kind of wine vessel that dates back to the ancient Shang (1600-1046 BC) and Zhou (1046-771 BC) dynasties called the jiǎ (斝).
This particular challis is 104 meters tall.
The 210-meter-long bridge cost over 100 million yuan ($15 million) to build. It’s not clear how much of that was spent on the wine cup.
Either way, we say money well spent, Zhengzhou!
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