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Posted:  |  Updated: 08/09/12 04:41 PM ET

World's Longest Tunnel-To-Tunnel Suspension Bridge Opens (PHOTOS)

The world's longest suspension bridge--Aizhai--opened in China on March 31.

The bridge connects two cities--Chongqing Municipality to Changsha city--and runs a whopping 3,858 feet, and uses 2 tunnels, according to The Daily News.

Travel time between the two cities, which used to be several days, has been cut to only eight hours. Construction on the bridge took 4 years, The Guardian notes, and cuts travel time over the Dehang Grand Canyon from 30 minutes to 1. The speed limit on the bridge is 80 kilometers (roughly 50 mph), according to China Daily.

Pedestrians, Yahoo notes, can also walk along the suspension bridge, with 1,888 lights guiding their way.

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CORRECTION: A previous version of this article initially stated that the Aizai bridge is the "world's longest" suspension bridge. It is the longest tunnel-to-tunnel suspension bridge.

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Aizhai long-span suspension bridge, Jishou, Hunan, China - 31 Mar 2012. The highest and longest valley suspension bridge in the world has opened in southern China's Hunan Province. The Aizhai suspension bridge has a main span of 1,176 meters and soars 335m above the ground. It was built as part of an expressway from southwest China's Chongqing Municipality to Changsha city in Hunan. The completion of the bridge shortens the journey time between the two cities from several days to just eight hours. Work started on the engineering feat in October 2007 and it has now finally opened to traffic. Driving across the bridge, which links two tunnels together, drivers are offered a breathtaking view of the Dehang Canyon. Pedestrians can also walk across the bridge, which is lit up at night with 1,888 lights, using a special walkway.
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