Longest covered bridge in Asia set to reopen after fire
By Zhang Ruijun

2017-07-18 19:27 GMT+8

1348km to Beijing

By CGTN’s Shen Li & Yang Ran 

Asia's longest covered bridge, Zhuoshui Fengyu, is set to reopen to the public on Thursday after a restoration project spanning several years.

Zhuoshui Fengyu, a covered bridge in southwest China's Chongqing. /VCG Photo

The covered bridge was built in 1591, in the Ming Dynasty, in the Qianjiang District of Chongqing in southwest China.

But the five-meter-wide crossing collapsed into the waters as a blaze turned it to ashes in 2013. 

 The bridge was ruined by a fire in 2013. /VCG Photo

The bridge, known throughout Asia for its traditional beauty, is topped by a pagoda-style roof that stretches 303 meters across the region's Apeng River with its' mortise and tenon structure -- a Chinese traditional architectural style.