Making way for the new

The bridge, built in 1971, was 246.6m long and 12m wide. A new one will be constructed at the same location as a replacement, the local media reported. (From top) A series of photos captures the Lishui bridge collapsing during a controlled demolition
PHOTO: REUTERS
The bridge, built in 1971, was 246.6m long and 12m wide. A new one will be constructed at the same location as a replacement, the local media reported. (From top) A series of photos captures the Lishui bridge collapsing during a controlled demolition
PHOTO: REUTERS
The bridge, built in 1971, was 246.6m long and 12m wide. A new one will be constructed at the same location as a replacement, the local media reported. (From top) A series of photos captures the Lishui bridge collapsing during a controlled demolition
PHOTO: REUTERS

A series of photos captures the Lishui bridge collapsing during a controlled demolition in Zhangjiajie, in China's Hunan province, on Tuesday.

The bridge, built in 1971, was 246.6m long and 12m wide. A new one will be constructed at the same location as a replacement, the local media reported. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2015, with the headline 'Making way for the new'. Print Edition | Subscribe