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February 29, 2012

Have they got a bridge for you

Two men held for stealing historic Chinese bridge

Two men have been arrested in China on suspicion of stealing a historic, century-old bridge, reports say.

The duo, identified only as Mr Hong and Mr Wang, are both from Anhui province.

They are being held on suspicion of cutting up and stealing the 17.5m-long Fengle bridge in Chenyi village in Fengxian district in Shanghai.

A villager found the bridge missing last November, with only two support structures left, said The Global Times.

"The two men confessed that they used two cranes and two trucks that night to lift and remove the 16 stone pieces that formed the floor of the bridge," the report quoted Ruan Jilong, deputy director of Jinhai police station in Fengxian district, as saying.

Posted by joke du jour at February 29, 2012 06:01 PM

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