The Neighborhood Built On a Bridge

In Chongqing, China, there’s an entire neighborhood built over a bridge, overlooking the Liziang River. It’s an example of the most modern infrastructural engineering around. The reasons behind its existence are purely economic. The local government wanted to invent something so curious and unique that it would attract visitors. Made up of more Western-style buildings and residences than the traditional Chinese style, the village accommodates everyone. The unusual neighborhood is adorned with bizarre elements — like a school bus suspended in air and puppets and statues — and the bright colors with which the buildings were painted have attracted visitors from all over. The Chongqing Bridge is 1,300 feet long and is home to a variety of vendors as well as homes.