This magnificent road that connects Xingshan County in Hubei to the G42 express highway that connects Shanghai to Chengdu was opened on August 9. It measures 6.8 miles in length. In order to protect the abundance of plants, different animal species, and woodlands in the mountains, Chinese engineers have built a stunning new route.
The journey used to take about an hour along steep uphill and downhill grades with travel time cut down to just 20 minutes.
It is not only comfortable and shorter drive, but this route is a feast for the eyes as well. Drivers along the route are treated to breathtaking views of the valley as well as the river and nearby villages.
This beautiful road is dubbed as the ‘Over-Water Highway’.