The cable-stayed bridge over the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway was constructed by the South Branch of the China Construction Communications Engineering Group Corporation and rotated into place in two halves. It took just 68 minutes to move the structure through 52.4°, according to a report on the Chinese government’s website. The diameter of the spherical hinges used in the project was 6.5m, which is claimed to be a new world record.

The government website carries photographs taken by state-run press agency Xinhua showing the operation to position the 46,000t bridge:

Xinhua - bridge rotation - before

Xinhua - bridge rotation - after