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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

THE STUNNING 1,000-YEAR-OLD WOODEN BRIDGES THAT KEEP MODERN CHINA MOVING


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The 1,000-year-old wooden bridges that keep modern China moving: Stunning timber structures have withstood test of time
By James Rush,
Daily Mail, 31 December 2012.

Still standing and still in every-day use - the arched wooden bridges built in China nearly 1,000 years ago demonstrate the true skill of the master craftsmen who first constructed them.

These stunning structures show how not every part of China has been altered by its remarkable rate of development.

The bridges, suspended between two banks of lush greenery and built from the wood of the trees surrounding them, are still a fully functional part of life in the Fuijan and Zhejiang provinces along China's south east coast…


Top image: The Yangmeizhou bridge


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