Donghai Bridge

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Donghai Bridge
东海大桥
Donghai Bridge.jpg
Other name(s) Big East Sea Bridge
Carries S2 Hulu Expressway
Locale Shanghai and Zhejiang
Design Beam bridge with cable-stayed section
Total length 32.5 kilometres (20.2 mi)
Longest span 420 metres (1,380 ft)
Opened December 10, 2005 (2005-12-10)
Coordinates 30°45.43′N 121°58.13′E / 30.75717°N 121.96883°E / 30.75717; 121.96883Coordinates: 30°45.43′N 121°58.13′E / 30.75717°N 121.96883°E / 30.75717; 121.96883
Map of Donghai Bridge

Donghai Bridge (simplified Chinese: 东海大桥; traditional Chinese: 東海大橋; pinyin: Dōnghǎi Dàqiáo; literally "East Sea Big Bridge") is one of the longest cross-sea bridges in the world. It was completed on December 10, 2005. It has a total length of 32.5 kilometres (20.2 mi) and connects mainland Shanghai and the offshore Yangshan deep-water port in China. Most of the bridge is a low-level viaduct. There are also cable-stayed sections to allow for the passage of large ships, largest with span of 420 m. Donghai Bridge is part of the S2 Hulu Expressway.

The bridge has a long and narrow speedway and does not allow vehicles that do not meet the weight requirements.

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On 29 January 2014, Shanghai's urban planning authorities announced that they would build a second bridge combining road and rail to help meet growing transport demands for the Yangshan deep-water port.[1]

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Media related to Donghai Bridge at Wikimedia Commons

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Yang, Bob. "Combined rail and road bridge to island". ShanghaiDaily.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014.