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Ten completed Yangtze River bridges in Wuhan

Source: hubei.gov.cn 10/09/2019 14:10:01
As the Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge opened to traffic on October 8, the number of bridges spanning over the Yangtze River in Wuhan is raised to 10.
 
The ten Yangtze River-spanning bridges are: Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, Second Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge, Junshan Yangtze River Bridge, Yangluo Yangtze River Bridge, Tianxingzhou Yangtze River Bridge, Erqi Yangtze River Bridge, Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge, Zhuankou Yangtze River Bridge and Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge.
 
 
NO.1  Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge

Open to traffic: October, 1957
 
 
The splendid Yangtze River is a landmark of Wuhan City. It was the Chinese People's first try to overcome the Yangtze River, connecting the south and the north bank of Yangtze River. Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge is the first double-deck highway-railway bridge over the Yangtze River. The bridge has a total length of 1670 meters. The upper layer is responsible for two-way, four-lane automobile highway transport, the lower layer for double line rails. The bridge has 8 abutments and 9 holes, with a span of 128 meters of each.
 
The bridge starts from Turtle Hill (Gui Shan) on the northern bank and reaches Sake Hill (She Shan) on the southern bank, making it a main traffic artery in Wuhan. The Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge greatly improved the transportation of Wuhan city and accelerated the connection of northern and southern China.
 
NO.2  Second Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan
 
Open to traffic: June, 1995
 
 
Known as the first cable - stayed bridge in the world, the Second Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge is located northeast (downstream)  of the Wuhan's Hankou District.Built of pre-stressed concrete, it is 4,678 meters in length (including 1,876 meters of the main bridge) and 26 meters in width. Its main bridgeheads are 90 meters high each, pulling 392 thick slanting cables together in the shape of double fans, so that the central span of the bridge is well-poised on the piers and the bridge's stability and vibration resistance are ensured. With six lanes on the deck, the bridge is designed to handle 50,000 vehicles passing every day.
 
NO.3  Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge
 
Open to traffic: September, 2000
 
 
The Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge sometimes referred as the Third Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge for being the third Yangtze river bridge in Wuhan, is a highway bridge over the Yangtzae River in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. It is located 6.8 kilometers southwest (upstream) of the First Bridge (which connects central Wuchang with central Hanyang). The two bridge names come from the order of construction (it was built after the First and Second Bridges), and from the name of the small island (Baisha Zhou (白沙洲), i.e. "White Sand Island") located under the bridge.
 
NO.4  Junshan Yangtze River Bridge
 
Open to traffic: December, 2001


 
The Junshan Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan is a large cable-stayed bridge over the Yangtze River. The bridge carries 6 lanes of traffic between the Caidian District and the Jiangxia District of Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei. A concurrency of expressways go over the bridge: The G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway, the G50 Shanghai-Chongqing Expressway, and the G4201 Wuhan Ring Expressway. The bridge, which was opened in 2001, is one of the largest cable-stayed bridges in the world.
 
NO.5  Yangluo Bridge

Open to traffic: December, 2007


 
The Yangluo Bridge is the fifth Yangtze River-spanning bridge in Wuhan. It is located to the north shore of Yangluo town of Xinzhou District, Wuhan.With a total length of 10km and width of 33 meters, the bridge is designed with two-way six lanes at a speed of 120 km/h. With a main span of 1,280 metres (4,200 ft), it is tied with the Golden Gate Bridge for the ninth longest suspension bridge in the world.
 
NO.6  Tianxingzhou Yangtze River Bridge
 
Open to traffic: December, 2009


 
The Wuhan Tianxingzhou Yangtze River Bridge crosses the Yangtze River in the northeastern part of Wuhan, a few kilometers downstream of the Second Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge. It is named after Tianxing Island, above which the bridge crosses the river. Built at the cost of 11 billion yuan, the 4,657-meter cable suspension bridge has 4 railroad tracks and 6 vehicular traffic lanes.It is the northeasterm crossing over the Yangtze River for Wuhan's Middle Ring Road.
 
NO.7  Erqi Yangtze River Bridge
 
Open to traffic: December, 2011



The Erqi Yangtze River Bridge, the seventh Yangtze River Bridge, is known as world's longest double span cable-stayed bridge with two main spans of 616 metres (2,021 ft). It is a highway bridge over the Yangtze River. The bridge is designed with two-way four lanes on the Wuhan Second Ring Road. Construction of the bridge began in 2008 and the bridge was opened to traffic at the end of 2011.
 
NO.8  Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge
 
Open to traffic: December, 2014
 
 
The Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge is a highway bridge over the Yangtze River in Wuhan. It is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world with two consecutive 850 m (2,790 ft) spans. The main spans are both 850m long and the bridge deck is disigned with two-way four lanes at a speed of up to 60km/h.

NO.9  Zhuankou Yangtze River Bridge

Open to traffic: December, 2017


 
The Zhuankou Yangtze River Bridge, formerly known as Huangjiahu Yangtze River Bridge is the ninth bridge acrossing the Yangtze River in Wuhan. The bridge, with eight lanes, is the ninth bridge over the river. Costing 5.2 billion yuan ($780 million), the 8.6-kilometer-long bridge will be the main road for trucks crossing the river.
 
NO.10  Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge
 
Open to traffic: October, 2019



The Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge, known as the 10th bridge spanning across the Yangtze River in Wuhan. It is 4.13 kilometers long, with 12 lanes in both directions on the main bridge. As a long-span suspension bridg, it is designed 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.

(hubei.gov.cn by Ruan Xinqi)