August 06, 2021

Satellite imagery reveals China’s $350m suspension bridge to nowhere

Chinese media reports that bridge on hold "indefinitely" supported by latest Google Earth satellite imagery

North Korea appears to have abandoned efforts to connect the Chinese funded $350m new Yalu River suspension bridge to domestic infrastructure, satellite imagery published at the end of September reveals.

The September 25 Google Earth imagery, which shows the North Korean side of the bridge connecting to a half-mile long highway that abruptly stops in farmland, indicates no construction to have taken place on the DPRK side of the bridge since the fourth quarter of 2013.