First bridge over sea near completion
Updated: 2005-05-25 16:57

The Donghai Bridge, China's first over the sea in Shanghai, is a step closer to completion May 25, 2005 when its main structure was finished after 35 months. The construction began on June 26, 2002. The bridge, 32.5 kilometers long over the Hangzhou Bay, will serve as a major transport line in the developed Yangtze delta area. [newsphoto]

A section of China's first bridge over the sea, Donghai Bridge. [Xinhua]

A ceremony is held to celebrate the completion of the main structur of China's first bridge over the sea in Shanghai May 25, 2005. [newsphoto]

An unidentified worker smiles as the main structure of the bridge was completed May 25, 2005. [newsphoto]

Dong Hai Bridge