|Hangzhou Bay Trans-oceanic Bridge
Hongzhou Bay lies South of Shanghai, and ends at the City of Hongzhou.
The new bridge, when completed, will shorten the travel from Shanghai to the
Southern region significantly.
The main span of the new bridge is the 'cable-stayed' type of bridge.
This is a new type of bridges invented in the 20th century.
The bridge is a six-lane highway bridge with an overall length of 36 Km, which
makes it the longest "ocean-crossing bridge" in the World. It is not
the bridge with the longest span in the World.
Mid-way of the bridge, there will be a Service Island for cars to turn
off the road for rest, food and a full-range of services. |
The entire island is a platform resting on piers, in order not to impede current flow in the Bay.