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Wuhan Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge opens to traffic

Source: hubei.gov.cn 10/08/2019 17:10:20

Wuhan Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge (Photo: Chutian Metropolis Daily/ Song Zhentao)

Wuhan Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge, known as the 10th bridge spanning across the Yangtze River and the double-deck suspension bridge with the longest span in the world, opened to traffic on October 8, 2019.

Built by China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group, the bridge is 4.13 kilometers long, with 12 lanes in both directions on the main bridge. It is a long-span suspension bridge with the largest capacity in the world.

On both sides of the upper deck of the bridge, there is a two-meter-wide footpath, with eight rest and sightseeing areas, where people can enjoy the river scenery.

The lower level is designed with two non-motorized lanes, each 2.5 meters wide. A 1.5-meter wide walkway is also a feature of each side of the floor so pedestrians can walk on the lower level without getting caught in the rain.

The bridge connects the Hanyang and Wuchang, and its opening will significantly improve the urban expressway system, relieve traffic pressure across the river, and boost development in the area, which is supposed to facilitate the upcoming 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan.

"Considering navigation and traffic volume, the main span of the bridge is 1,700 meters, which is the second-largest in the world and also the largest in bridges of double-deck structure," said Xu Gongyi, chief designer of the bridge.(hubei.gov.cn by Zhang Yawei)

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