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Up the Yangtze

Premiere Date: October 8, 2008

The Yangtze in Black and White

Completed Bridge, Yichang, 2002

Thirteen new bridges were built across the Yangtze in the 400-mile stretch between Yichang and Chongqing, several are more than a mile in length. The new bridges and roads are changing the region from a transportation system dominated by boats to one that relies on automobiles, trucks, and buses. The barge in the foreground was transporting coal from a mine east of Yichang to an electrical power plant upstream.

Credit: All photos by Linda Butler © 2004. All rights reserved.



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