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Shrinking lake reveals ancient stone bridge

8 January 2014
A stone bridge dating back to the Ming dynasty has been discovered after water levels plunged at China’s largest freshwater lake, Beijing News reported.

The remains of the 2.9km-long bridge, made entirely of granite and dating back nearly 400 years, have become visible at Poyang Lake in Jiangxi province.

The lake has been drying up in recent years due to a combination of low rainfall and the impact of the Three Gorges Dam, experts say. State broadcaster China Central Television reported in November that drought had shrunk the lake to less than 1,500 sq km, down from a historical high of 4,500 sq km.

     
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