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Fire engulfs historic wooden bridge in southern China


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The Wan’an Bridge caught fire in Pingnan County, China’s Fujian Province (AP)

BEIJING: Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire that engulfed a covered wooden panel bridge with 900 years of history in southeast China over the weekend.
The entire length of the Van An Bridge appears to be engulfed in flames in the video and photos of Saturday night’s fire in Fujian conscious Peanuts. No one was injured in the fire.
The 98-meter-long bridge is the longest of its kind in China. It has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, most recently in 1932.
The wooden structure, standing on five stone pillars, spans the river and has a roof, open-air walkway.
The bridge was originally built during the Song Dynasty.

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