Sinbo Bridge is the main route that communicates Sinfa to Baolai, and connects to important sites of hot springs in Kaohsiung City like Sinfa, Bulao, and Baolai. The former Sinbo Bridge was destroyed by mudslides when Typhoon Morakot pummeled Taiwan in 2009. The city government then rebuilt it on its original site. Factors such as the water level, the terrain and possible landslides were all taken into consideration during the construction process. The bridge was lengthened from 40 meters to 80 meters and widened from 4.6 meters to 12 meters. The new Sinbo Bridge opened to traffic in 2011. It has two bidirectional lanes and a sidewalk. Its color and shape harmonize with its surrounding landscape.
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.