Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge

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Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge
武汉白沙洲长江大桥
Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge.JPG
Coordinates 30°29′05″N 114°14′44″E / 30.4846°N 114.2455°E / 30.4846; 114.2455Coordinates: 30°29′05″N 114°14′44″E / 30.4846°N 114.2455°E / 30.4846; 114.2455
Carries 6 lanes of Wuhan Third Ring Road
Crosses Yangtze River
Locale Wuhan, Hubei, China
Other name(s) Third Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge
Characteristics
Design Cable-stayed
Total length 3,589 metres (11,775 ft)
Width 28.5 metres (94 ft)
Longest span 618 metres (2,028 ft)
History
Construction start 1997
Construction end September 2000
Construction cost $380 million[1]
Statistics
Daily traffic 50,000 vpd
Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge is located in Hubei
Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge
Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge
Location in Hubei

The Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge (Chinese: 武汉白沙洲长江大桥), sometimes referred as the Third Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge for being the third Yangtze river bridge in Wuhan, is a highway bridge over the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. It is located 6.8 kilometers southwest (upstream) of the First Bridge (which connects central Wuchang with central Hanyang). The two bridge names come from the order of construction (it was built after the First and Second Bridges), and from the name of the small island (Baisha Zhou (白沙洲), i.e. "White Sand Island") located under the bridge.[2]

Wuhan's third Yangtze river Bridge at Baishazhou.

The bridge construction started in 1997 and was completed in September 2000.[2] The final construction cost of the bridge was $380 million.[1] It is 3,586 meters long and 28.5 meters wide, has six lanes and a capacity of 50,000 vehicles a day. The bridge is expected to serve as a major passage for the future Wuhan Ring Road, enormously easing the city's traffic and aiding local economic development.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Construction Facts - The Sourcebook of Statistics, Records and Resources" (PDF), Engineering News Record, McGraw Hill, vol. 251, Number 20a, November 2003, retrieved 9 August 2014 
  2. ^ a b c "图文:武汉白沙洲长江大桥今日通车". Retrieved February 3, 2012.