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A local woman sorts through her corn on the roof of her home below the Baling River Bridge, due to be completed in early 2010, is one of China's longest suspension bridges. Measuring 1.4 miles (2.25km) the project is a marvel of Chinese engineering that looks wholly out of place among rural Guizhou provinces farms and rice fields. The Baling River Bridge, soaring a quarter of a mile (400m) above the Baling River, is an example of large-scale infrastructure projects that are being built throughout China in an effort to modernize China's vast western hinterland.