The Chaotianmen Bridge (simplified Chinese: 朝天门长江大桥; traditional Chinese: 朝天門長江大橋; pinyin: Cháotiān mén chángjiāng dàqiáo), is a road-rail bridge over the Yangtze River in the city of Chongqing, China. The bridge, which opened on 29 April 2009, is the world's longest through arch bridge.
|Carries||Trains, Motor vehicles, Pedestrians|
|Design||Through arch bridge|
|Total length||1,741 m (5,712 ft)|
|Width||36.5 m (120 ft)|
|Height||142 m (466 ft) (middle supports to arch top)|
|Longest span||552 m (1,811 ft)|
|Construction start||December 2004|
|Construction cost||3.2 billion Yuan|
|Opened||30 April 2009|
The continuous steel truss arch bridge with tie girders has a height of 142 m (466 ft) from middle supports to arch top, main span of 552 m (1,811 ft) and a total length of 1,741 m (5,712 ft). It carries six lanes of traffic with a pedestrian walkway on each side on the upper deck. The lower deck has 2 traffic lanes on each side with the Chongqing Metro Loop Line running down the middle.
- CulturalChina.com, Chongqing completes world's longest arch bridge Archived 8 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, 30 April 2009.
- Xue-wei DUAN, Design of Main Bridge of Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge Archived 31 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Chinese-Croatian Joint Colloquium on Long Arch Bridges, Croatian University of Zagreb and University of FuZhou, 2008.
- RIA 1/2007, Chaotianmen Bridge – world's longest-span steel arch bridge Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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