Spectacular footage shows bridge being demolished in southern China

A bridge was demolished in a city centre in southern China. A spectacular video filmed in the city of Chongqing on December 7 shows a bridge being demolished, sending heavy smoke into the air. According to reports, 1.5-tonnes of explosives were used to demolish the bridge in less than 10 seconds. Nearby buildings were not damaged at all. It is expected the work on the 5,000-cubic-metre area's cleaning work will finish in10 days. After that, a 321-metre-long and 22-metre-wide new bridge with the same starting and ending points as the old one will be built. The height of the new bridge will be 7 to 8 metres lower than the old one and it is scheduled to open to the public in 2023. The video was provided by local media with permission.

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