Train drivers had reported three near misses with pedestrians at the Essex level crossing where two girls were killed a fortnight ago. Network Rail had logged the incidents but failed to take any action to improve safety at the crossing.
China's massive 32.5km Donghai bridge opens this month linking Shanghai with Yangshan port. The bridge was completed in October at a cost of £705M and took two and a half years to build.
It was built in an S-shape because its engineers argued that driving its entire length in a straight line would be dangerous.