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China's bridges: dazzling, and buried in debt

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The Chishi Bridge is one of hundreds of dazzling bridges erected across China in recent years. Officials celebrate them as proof that they can roll out infrastructure bigger, better and higher than any other country can.

Chishi, China

SOARING over a lush valley in southern China, the Chishi Bridge is a 1.4 mile marvel of concrete and steel. Four piers, like graceful tuning forks as tall as skyscrapers, secure cables suspending a four-lane expressway 610 feet above fields of corn and rice.

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