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High-speed railway bridge in Asia's 'Bermuda Triangle'
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Chinese companies have been building a rail bridge over the Pingtan Strait, a dangerous sea area off China's southeast coast, reports the UK's Daily Mail.

The Pingtan Strait Rail Bridge in the midst of typhoon Dujuan. [Photo: IC]

The Pingtan Strait Rail Bridge in the midst of typhoon Dujuan. [Photo: IC]

The 1.67 billion US dollar project stretches over 16 kilometers.

Once completed, the dual-decked bridge will allow a train to go through at a maximum speed of 200 kilometers per hour.

It requires 300,000 tons of steel and 2.66 million tons of cement, which is enough for building eight Burj Khalifa Tower – the world's tallest sky scraper in Dubai.

The Pingtan Strait is part of the Taiwan Strait. It's subject to heavy winds and high waves throughout the year. It's been dubbed "Asia's Bermuda Triangle" due to a number of mysterious plane and sea disappearances in the area.

Specially designed equipment is being used to build the bridge, including a crane that can withstand typhoon-force winds.

The project began in 2013. It's due to be finished in 2019.

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