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Workers build a footpath around the vertiginous     slopes of Shifou Mountain in China
Thousands of metres up the vertiginousslopes of Shifou Mountain in Hunan Province,China, a team of workers, operating with...
The workers are building a plank road on the                                              side of the mountain that, once ...
Yu Ji takes charge of the most dangerous part  of the project - drilling the holes to set up         pipes to support the ...
Building a plank road on Shifou Mountain isdifficult because the cliff stands vertical at 90degrees, without any slope or ...
A finished section of the footpath
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N china engineering-marvel
N china engineering-marvel
N china engineering-marvel
N china engineering-marvel
N china engineering-marvel
N china engineering-marvel
N china engineering-marvel
N china engineering-marvel
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  1. 1. Workers build a footpath around the vertiginous slopes of Shifou Mountain in China
  2. 2. Thousands of metres up the vertiginousslopes of Shifou Mountain in Hunan Province,China, a team of workers, operating withhardly any safety measures, are building afootpath
  3. 3. The workers are building a plank road on the side of the mountain that, once it is finished, will stretch for 3km (9843 ft) and be Chinas longest sightseeing footpath48-year-old Yu Ji (above) is one of the workers and he has been working on high cliffs buildingsuch plank roads for more than 10 years. He comments: "Young people dont want this job, asit requires them to stay deep in the mountains for months or even years"
  4. 4. Yu Ji takes charge of the most dangerous part of the project - drilling the holes to set up pipes to support the footpath
  5. 5. Building a plank road on Shifou Mountain isdifficult because the cliff stands vertical at 90degrees, without any slope or alcoves
  6. 6. A finished section of the footpath
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