Dongting Lake Bridge

The Dongting Lake Bridge (Chinese: 洞庭湖大桥) is a bridge with cable-stayed bridge section over Dongting Lake in Yueyang, northeastern Hunan Province, China.[1] Cable-stayed section consists of three tower supporting a center spans of 310 m each and two identical side spans of 130 m each.[2]

Dongting Lake Bridge

洞庭湖大桥
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Coordinates29°24′22″N 113°05′51″E / 29.406086°N 113.097414°E / 29.406086; 113.097414Coordinates: 29°24′22″N 113°05′51″E / 29.406086°N 113.097414°E / 29.406086; 113.097414
CrossesDongting Lake
LocaleYueyang, Hunan, China
Characteristics
DesignCable-stayed
Longest span310 m (1,017 ft)
History
Construction end2002
Location

The bridge is one of a handful of "next generation" bridges worldwide,[3] and includes cable dampers that use magnetorheological fluid which have the capability to change viscosity in response to an electromagnetic field. The bridge includes four lanes of traffic—two lanes in each direction.

DescriptionEdit

The Dongting Lake Bridge is connected to Dongting Avenue, China National Highway 107 and Jingzhu Expressway in the east, and the Provincial Highways Route 1804 of Hunan in the west. The total length of the road and bridge is 18,868.82 meters, of which the bridge length is 5,78.82 meters, the wiring length is 4,426 meters. Its total investment is 805 million yuan. [4] As of November 30, 2018, it is the longest inland river bridge in China, and the bridge spans the East Dongting Lake area.[5]

HistoryEdit

On December 19, 1996, Dongting Lake Bridge was officially started. On December 26, 2000, it was completed and opened to traffic.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spanning the Globe". Wired.com. Jan 1, 2005.
  2. ^ MR damping system on Dongting Lake cable-stayed bridge
  3. ^ "Experimental Study of Damping in Civil Engineering Structures Using Smart Materials (NiTi – SMA). Application to Stayed Cables for Bridges". ResearchGate. June 21, 2010.
  4. ^ liu Xianhua.Yueyang Dongting Lake Bridge Construction Command cnki.com. 2005-07-03.
  5. ^ a b "The 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening up The Story Behind the Construction of Dongting Lake Bridge Department of Transportation of Hunan Province. 2017-11-28.