Largest North Korea-China bridge may be preparing for grand opening
Satellite imagery shows fresh road work on New Yalu River Bridge, which could facilitate dramatic increase in trade
China has restarted road work on an unused $350 million bridge to North Korea, NK Pro analysis of satellite imagery shows, raising the possibility the bridge could finally open nine years after being completed.
The move comes as North Korea has taken major steps toward reopening in the last month after shutting its borders in early 2020, lending more weight to the possibility that the New Yalu River Bridge will open than previous instances when maintenance work occurred.
The opening of the four-lane bridge — which connects China’s Dandong to North Korea’s Sinuiju — to freight trucks
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