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Bridge demolished in central China.

Summary: A 760-metre long cable-stayed bridge has been successfully demolished in China.

A 760-metre long cable-stayed bridge has been successfully demolished in China.

The Liuyang River Bridge was brought down in a controlled explosion on Monday, after years of wear and tear had damaged the structure.

As the main artery running through Changsha City, the bridge has undergone multiple reinforcement projects since its construction in 1994, however its condition had recently become unfit for use.

"The bridge was over the capacity limit, which is actually prohibited by the government and this has shortened the service life of the bridge greatly," said engineer Xie Zeling.

It is the longest bridge ever demolished in the country, with the construction of its replacement beginning in January 2012.

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Publication:Independent Television News Limited (ITN)
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Date:Dec 12, 2011
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