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Sat Nov 30, 2013, 03:09 PM

Longest covered bridge in Asia is destroyed after massive fire

By MATT BLAKE



The longest covered bridge in Asia has been destroyed after a fire roared through the wooden structure last night.

The Feng Yu Covered Bridge, in Chongqing, China, is known throughout the Far East for its traditional beauty topped by a pagoda-style roof that stretched 303 metres across the region's Apeng River.

But last night the five-metre-wide crossing, first built in 1591, collapsed into the waters as the blaze turned it to ashes.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2515693/Longest-covered-bridge-Asia-destroyed-massive-ripped-303-metre-wooden-structure.html

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Sat Nov 30, 2013, 03:39 PM

1. Hope no one lost her or his life or was injured.

That was a magnificent structure, felt footsteps for four centuries...

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Sat Nov 30, 2013, 04:06 PM

2. Wonder if it was torched to facilitate shipping. nt

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Sat Nov 30, 2013, 05:28 PM

3. So sad.

I an not familiar with this treasure.
I have never before seen a photo of it,
or heard about it before now,
but I grieve its loss.


I am very curious HOW they set those modern (looking) supports in 1591.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 05:33 PM

4. Supports were added much later- in the story at link n/t

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