MDOT road crews began clearing away the remains of the Nine Mile Rd bridge from Wednesday's tanker truck explosion. Pretty quick, right? Not really. Want to see quick construction? Head to Shijiazhuang, China and see how quickly an intersection's built.

Shijiazhuang is the captial of Hebei Province and contains an ever growing population of 9.3 million people, 2.3 million of which live in the city center. The rapid urban growth that this once small, unknown village has seen in the past two decades has been helped by an extremely dedicated and quick workforce who's been responsible for this ever growing populace. Take a peak at the gallery of images below to see just how quickly this intersection is torn down and completely redeveloped. [via SkyScraperCity]

Chinese Road Construction At The Speed Of Light

February 2009


Note the dirt pit at the bottom right hand corner of the image while looking through the gallery.

Chinese Road Construction At The Speed Of Light

March 2009


Tearing out the old road? Meh, U.S. transportation authority can do that in a month's time.

Chinese Road Construction At The Speed Of Light

April 2009


What's this? Two months in and there's already a structure up? Note the base of the building on the bottom right.

Chinese Road Construction At The Speed Of Light

May 2009


It's quickly starting to look like something now.

Chinese Road Construction At The Speed Of Light

June 2009


Bet you didn't notice this before now — There's a new lower section that allows travel underneath the intersection, necessitating the raised center.

Chinese Road Construction At The Speed Of Light

July 2009


Five months and it's completed along with half of a new multi-storied building — Damn they're quick! But will it all last?