Haikou Century Bridge

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Haikou Century Bridge
Haikou Century Bridge viewed from Haidian Island - 01.jpg
A view from the southwest shore of Haidian Island at the mouth of the Nandu River
Crosses Nandu River
Locale Haikou, Hainan, China
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 2,683 metres (8,802 ft)[1]
Width 29.8 metres (98 ft)[1]
Longest span 395 metres (1,296 ft)[2]
Opened August 1, 2003[3]
Coordinates 20°03′6.5″N 110°18′56″E / 20.051806°N 110.31556°E / 20.051806; 110.31556Coordinates: 20°03′6.5″N 110°18′56″E / 20.051806°N 110.31556°E / 20.051806; 110.31556
Haikou Century Bridge is located in China
Haikou Century Bridge

Haikou Century Bridge (simplified Chinese: 海口世纪大桥; traditional Chinese: 海口世紀大橋; pinyin: Hǎikǒu Shìjì Dàqiáo) is a cable-stayed bridge in Haikou city, the capital of Hainan province in People's Republic of China.

The bridge was built to link the main part of Haikou city to Haidian Island, a district separated from Hainan Island by the Haidian River. Haikou Century Bridge crosses at the mouth of the river approximately 50 metres west of Haikou New Port.

History[edit]

Haikou Century Bridge from southwest shore 01.jpg

The project was started in 1998 and was opened to traffic on August 1, 2003.[3]

Haikou Century Bridge is the largest bridge on Hainan Island spanning 2,683 meters in length and 29.8 meters in width. It is available for automotive traffic only.

The cost of the Century Bridge project was approximately 660 million Renminbi (80 million USD). Part of the cost of the bridge was paid by Japanese banking loans, while other parts were paid by Haikou's city budget.[citation needed] The bridge was built by China Wanbao Engineering Corp.

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