Work on China-DPRK ‘bridge to nowhere’ stops amid new COVID-19 border controls
Pandemic and October holiday preparations may have dashed hopes of New Yalu River Bridge’s projected 2020 opening
China and North Korea hoped to finally finish a multi-million dollar cross-border bridge this year, even pushing through the global COVID-19 pandemic to accelerate construction.
But now, it appears that construction work to complete the Dandong-Sinuiju New Yalu River Bridge has stopped again — likely due to a recent North Korean crackdown on border activity.
The new border measures are likely intended to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 during upcoming, large-scale celebrations slated for a major national holiday in October.
China completed construction on the twin-tower cable-stayed bridge in 2013, but it sat unused for
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