Anqing Yangtze River Railway Bridge

The Anqing Yangtze River Railway Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge opened over the Yangtze River near Anqing, Anhui, China. The bridge will have a main span of 580 metres (1,900 ft) which will make it the longest cable stayed railway bridge in the world. The bridge will carry two rail tracks on the high speed Nanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway line. The bridge and the new line will cut the rail travel time between Nanjing and Anqing from the eight hours down to just 90 minutes.[1]

Anqing Railway Bridge

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Coordinates30°29′57″N 117°04′17″E / 30.499056°N 117.071361°E / 30.499056; 117.071361Coordinates: 30°29′57″N 117°04′17″E / 30.499056°N 117.071361°E / 30.499056; 117.071361
CarriesNanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway
CrossesYangtze River
LocaleAnqing, Anhui, China
Total length2,997 metres (9,833 ft)
Height210 metres (690 ft)
Longest span580 metres (1,900 ft)
Construction startMarch 20, 2009
Construction cost1.43 billion yuan
Anqing Railway Bridge is located in China
Anqing Railway Bridge
Anqing Railway Bridge
Location in China


Construction of the bridge began on March 20, 2009 and was completed in December 2015.[2]The total cost of the project was 1.43 billion yuan.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-15. Retrieved 2013-06-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2016-02-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)