Humen Pearl River Bridge

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Humen Pearl River Bridge
虎门大桥
Humen Bridge Small.jpg
Carries China Expwy G9411 sign no name.svg G9411 Dongguan–Foshan Expressway
Crosses Pearl River
Locale Dongguan and Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Design Suspension bridge
Total length 3,618 m (11,870 ft)
Longest span 888 m (2,913 ft)
Opened 9 June 1997
Coordinates 22°47′19″N 113°36′39″E / 22.788611°N 113.610833°E / 22.788611; 113.610833Coordinates: 22°47′19″N 113°36′39″E / 22.788611°N 113.610833°E / 22.788611; 113.610833
Humen Pearl River Bridge is located in Guangdong
Humen Bridge
Humen Bridge
The Humen Bridge and the Weiyuan Fort of Humen Town

The Humen Pearl River Bridge (simplified Chinese: 虎门大桥; traditional Chinese: 虎門大橋; pinyin: Hǔmén Dàqiáo; literally: Tiger Gate Huge Bridge) is a suspension bridge over the Pearl River in Guangdong Province, southern China. It connects the Nansha District of Guangzhou to Humen Town of Dongguan. Completed in 1997, the bridge has a main span of 888 meters.

Economic significance[edit]

The Humen Bridge across the Bocca Tigris, the mouth of the Pearl River, is an important link in the expressway network of Guangdong Province in southern China, connecting the Shenzhen and Zhuhai Economic Zones, as well as the rest of the coastal region, with Hong Kong and Macau.

Features[edit]

View from the deck of the Humen Pearl River Bridge

The 3618-m-long bridge is divided into five sections: the east approach, the main navigation channel section, the middle approach, an auxiliary navigation channel bridge, and the west approach. Geological conditions at the bridge site are relatively good, with bedrock overlaid by thin soil layers, although conditions differ on each side of the river. Hurricanes are common occurrences, so the design wind speed at the bridge deck level was established at 61 m/s.

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