An enormous mountain overpass standing at a whopping 565 metres high (1854 feet) opened to traffic today in south-west China.
The Beipanjiang Bridge which reportedly cost 1.023 billion yuan (￡120 million) to build overtook the 560-metre-high (1837 feet) Sidu River Bridge also in China to become the highest bridge in the world according to People's Daily Online.
At 1340 metres (4396 feet) long the four-lane structure lixs two of China most remote provinces Yunnan and Guizhou.
Suspended over a deep gorge the Beipanjiang Bridge is built at a height nearly twice as much as that of The Shard a 95-storey skyscraper in London.
Engineers joined the last set of decks on September 10 marking the completion of the structure which has cost three years to build.