China, Hubei. The bridge built in the middle of a river valley
The bridge will cut down travel time from Xingshan to G42 to just 20 minutes - this was previously around an hour
An amazing new route opened in Hubei province, central China, on August 9.
Incredible images of the new road shows that drivers are literally travelling over water as the 10km motorway is built in the middle of a river valley.
The spectacular road connects Xingshan County in Hubei to G42, a high-speed route that connects Shanghai in eastern China to Chengdu in south west China, reported People’s Daily Online.
The road is built on top of a bridge that follows the curve of the river valley.
It will cut down travel time from Xingshan to G42 to just 20 minutes. The journey originally took close to an hour along a steep and convoluted road.
Engineers on the project wanted to protect the abundance of plants and woodland in the mountains so decided to build the third route.
Drivers along the route are treated to breathtaking views of the valley as well as the river and nearby villages.
The new route has already been dubbed the ‘over-water highway’.