Zhongxian Yangtze River Bridge

The Zhongxian Yangtze River Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Yangtze River in Zhong County of Chongqing, China. Completed in 2001, the bridge has a total length 1,199.73 metres (3,936.1 ft) including a longest span of 560 metres (1,840 ft), which places the bridge among the longest suspension spans in the world.[2] In 2006, the bridge received the Lu Ban Award for engineering excellence.[3]

Zhongxian Yangtze River Bridge

忠县长江大桥
Zhong County Yangtze River Bridge.JPG
Coordinates30°18′07″N 108°02′57″E / 30.301833°N 108.049111°E / 30.301833; 108.049111Coordinates: 30°18′07″N 108°02′57″E / 30.301833°N 108.049111°E / 30.301833; 108.049111
CarriesChina National Highway 350
CrossesYangtze River
LocaleZhong County, Chongqing, China
Characteristics
DesignSuspension Bridge
Total length1,193.73 metres (3,916.4 ft)
Width18 metres (59 ft)
Height158 metres (518 ft)
Longest span560 metres (1,840 ft)
No. of spansYangtze River
History
Construction cost246 million RMB [1]
OpenedSeptember 10, 2001
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  1. ^ "Zhongxian Bridge". People Daily. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  2. ^ Zhongxian Bridge at Structurae
  3. ^ (Chinese) 重庆忠县长江大桥 Road & Bridge South China Engineering Co., Ltd. Archived June 8, 2015, at the Wayback Machine