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Pingtung suspension bridge opens on high note

Pingtung suspension bridge opens on high note

A 262-meter-long suspension bridge in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County was inaugurated Saturday, attracting a large crowd.

Hundreds of people started queuing up at 8 a.m., six hours before the bridge was opened for a free walk.

President Ma Ying-jeou, who was also invited to the project's launch, said after walking the bridge twice that the construction is firm. The bridge, which links Sandimen and Majia townships, will start a trial run until the end of February, opening 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Future admission fees for using the bridge, which is not a principal road connecting the two townships as there is a cement bridge nearby, remains under discussion. (By Kuo Chih-hsuan and Lee Hsin-Yin)

Updated : 2021-09-28 18:35 GMT+08:00