A new high-speed maglev train will connect Shanghai to Beijing, cutting travel times from 10.5 hours to four. The workers I spoke with in 2009 estimate that construction will take another three years to connect the two cities.
Tags: China, Construction
Perched inside a piece of scaffolding for the new maglev construction, workers take a break. Scaffolding like this stretches for hundreds f meters along Changning Road in Shanghai, where the maglev and several new highways and a metro are all being build at the same time.
With so many lines competing for space, each has to put at its own level to make sure traffic can flow well.