A new stretch of road connecting Xingshang County to the Zhaojun Bridge in the Hubei province of central China is recently opened. Around 4 km stretch of this route is along the middle of a river valley. The elevated bridge has now brought down the earlier travel time of one hour to just twenty minutes. When the road was first proposed, the easier option was to tunnel through the mountain. But the Chinese opted for the elevated bridge almost at double the cost of traditional roads for the sake of preserving the natural greenery of the mountain.