New bridge connecting China and N. Korea to be built: report

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2014-05-23 17:27 Updated : 2014-05-23 17:27
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China will begin constructing a new bridge to North Korea over the Tumen River, a Chinese newspaper reported Friday.

According to the Yanbian Ribao newspaper, the bridge will link the Chinese border city of Tumen to Namyang-gu in Onseong-gun, northeastern part of North Korea.

China will fund the construction of the bridge. Costs for the bridge are estimated to some 137 million yuan (about US$21.9 million). When finished, the bridge will span 804 meters length and 23 meters width.

Construction site of the new bridge is located not far from an old bridge over the Tumen River, according to the report.

China also plans to build another bridge connecting its northeastern city of Hunchun to Wonjeong-ni in Naseon, northeastern North Korea, the report said, adding that construction will begin within this year.