new Runyan Bridge

Yangzhou, China
Built May 2005

China's Longest Suspension Bridge

镇江·润扬长江大桥

Suspension Bridges
Suspension Bridge
Tsing Ma Bridge
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
1997
The world抯 longest road and rail span (1377m)
The first modern steel suspension bridge in China
Suspension Bridge
Tsing Ma Bridge
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
1997
Spinning the 1.1m diameter cables with 33,000 wires each
Suspension Bridge
Tsing Ma Bridge
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
1997
Lifting 1000t main span deck unit into place
Suspension Bridge
Jiangyin Yangtze River Bridge
Jiangyin
China
1999

China抯 longest span bridge (1385m)
4-th longest suspension bridge in the world.

Suspension Bridge
Jiangyin Yangtze River Bridge
Jiangyin
China
1999
Cable construction with preformed parallel wire strands (PPWS)
Suspension Bridge
Jiangyin Yangtze River Bridge
Jiangyin
China
1999
Erection of deck in 450t pre-assembled nits
Suspension Bridge
Jiangyin Yangtze River Bridge
Jiangyin
China
1999
Closing the main span achieved by British and Chinese in partnership
Historical Bridges
Historic Bridges
Yangtze River Bridge

Chien Tang, China
First modern steel truss bridge built in 1937, entirely by Chinese engineer.
A 16 span 1072m long road and rail bridge at Hangzhou
Yangtze River Bridge at Nanjing

The first bridge ever built crossing the Yangtze River.
Four lanes of traffic on upper deck and two rail lines below.
Built entirely by Chinese engineers.
First Wuhan Bridge

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Wuchang and Hanyang are linked by this great bridge - it's more than 1100m long and 80m high.

The completion of the bridge in 1957 marked one of Communist China's first great engineering achievements, because until then all road and rail traffic had to be laboriously ferried across the river.

A second Trans-Yangtze bridge in northern Wuhan was completed in mid-1995.
Second Wuhan Bridge

1995

The second bridge, built of press-stressed concrete, has a central span of 400 meters long with double bridgeheads and two cabled sides.The Wuhan Second Changjiang River Bridge is 4,678 meters in length (including 1,877 meters of the main bridge) and 26.5 to 33.5 meters in width. Its main bridgeheads are 90 meters high each, pulling 392 thick slanting cables together in the shape of double fans, so that the central span of the bridge is well poised on the piers and the bridge's stability and vibration resistance are ensured. With six lanes on the deck, the bridge is designed to handle 50,009, motor vehicles to passevery day.
Maple Bridge in Suzhou, China
(1st constructed between the 6th-9th c.)

The bridge viewed from alongside the watchtower.
Hanshan Temple was built to the west of Suzhou where three canals intersect; one being the famous Grand Canal. At this junction, there is a bridge called the Maple Bridge (Fengqiao), which dates back at least to the Tang dynasty, as there is a well-known poem by the Tang poet, Zhang Ji, entitled, 揗ooring to the Maple Bridge at Night. On Chinese New Years Eve, people gather at the bridge to hear the bells of Hanshan Temple, as described in the poem.
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