Road bridge connecting Russia and China opens

STORY: The 0.6 mile long bridge connects the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk with the Chinese city of Heihe.

During the opening ceremony, Russian and Chinese trucks crossed the bridge to a fanfare of colored smoke bombs.

Officials from both countries participated in the ceremony via video link.

Yuri Trutnev, one of Russia's deputy prime ministers and presidential envoy to the country's Far East region, stressed that the bridge has a symbolic meaning of strengthening the friendship between Russia and China.

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