Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge

The Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge is a suspension bridge in Wuhan, Hubei, China. It opened to traffic on October 8, 2019 and is the second longest suspension bridge span in the world. The bridge spans 1,700 metres (5,577 feet) across the Yangtze River. The bridge is the longest double-deck bridge span in the world and carries motorized vehicles, non-motorized vehicles, and pedestrians on its two decks.[2] The bridge cost CNY ¥8.5 billion (US$1.27 billion) to build.[3]

Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge

杨泗港长江大桥
CoordinatesCoordinates: 30°30′24″N 114°15′24″E / 30.5067°N 114.2568°E / 30.5067; 114.2568
CarriesRoad
CrossesYangtze River
LocaleWuhan, Hubei, China
Characteristics
Height254.9 m (836 ft)[1]
Longest span1,700 m (5,577 ft)
No. of lanes12
History
Constructed byChina Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group
Construction startJuly 2015[note 1]
Construction endSeptember 2019
Construction costCNY ¥8.5 billion
(US$1.2 billion)
OpenedOctober 8, 2019

The bridge connects the Hanyang and Wuchang. The upper deck has six lanes for vehicles which connect to the urban expressway system and 2 m (6.6 ft) wide pedestrian walkways on each side of the bridge. The lower deck includes four more motor vehicle lanes that connect to the city streets, two 2.5 m (8.2 ft) lanes for non-motorized vehicles, and two more pedestrian walkways. The overall length of the bridge is 4.134 kilometres (2.57 miles).[2][4][note 2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Structurae database lists the construction start date as 2013, while the October 8, 2019 China Daily article gives July 2015.
  2. ^ Sources do not agree on the total length of the structure. The article on the Chinese Wikipedia and the Structurae database list the overall length of the bridge as 4,317.8 meters, while the October 8, 2019 China Daily article gives 4.13 km and the Manitowoc Cranes press release gives 4,134 m.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yangsigang - Doka". www.doka.com. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  2. ^ a b Zhou Lihua; Liu Kun (October 8, 2019). "Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge opens to traffic". China Daily. Archived from the original on November 16, 2019. Page 2 archived from the original. Page 3 archived from the original. Page 4 archived from the original. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Potain tower cranes construct the world's second longest span suspension bridge in China". Manitowoc Cranes. September 8, 2017. Archived from the original on November 16, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Lu, Zhifang; Wei, Chaofan; Liu, Muyu; Deng, Xiaoguang (2019-04-01). "Risk Assessment Method for Cable System Construction of Long-Span Suspension Bridge Based on Cloud Model". Advances in Civil Engineering. 2019: 1–9. doi:10.1155/2019/5720637. ISSN 1687-8086.

External linksEdit

Yangsigang Bridge at Structurae