Completed Bridge, Yichang, 2002Thirteen 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.