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Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge

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The Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge (Chinese: 鹦鹉洲长江大桥) is a bridge carrying the southern section of the Second Ring Road over the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. It is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world with two consecutive 850 m (2,790 ft) spans. The bridge cost 3.08 billion yuan to build[2] and opened on December 28, 2014.[3]

Wuhan Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge

武汉鹦鹉洲长江大桥
Yingwuzhou Bridge.JPG
Coordinates30°31′41″N 114°16′24″E / 30.528028°N 114.27325°E / 30.528028; 114.27325Coordinates: 30°31′41″N 114°16′24″E / 30.528028°N 114.27325°E / 30.528028; 114.27325
CarriesRoad traffic
CrossesYangtze River
LocaleWuhan, Hubei, China
Other name(s)Parrot Island Bridge[1]
Characteristics
DesignSuspension Bridge
MaterialSteel
Total length2,100 metres (6,900 ft)
Longest span850 metres (2,790 ft) x2
History
Construction start2011
Construction cost3.08 billion RMB
Opened28 December 2014
Wuhan Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge is located in Hubei
Wuhan Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge
Wuhan Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge
Location in Hubei
Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge (2016)

Yingwuzhou literally means "parrot island," a famous island that was mentioned many times in Tang dynasty poems, but has now been part of Hanyang due to the redirection of the river.[4]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://english.wh.gov.cn/publish/english/2012-04/20/1201204231744105977.html
  3. ^ (Chinese) 世界最大三塔四跨悬索桥通车 2014-12-30
  4. ^ "鹦鹉洲的由来". Retrieved October 21, 2013.