Chaotianmen Bridge

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Chaotianmen Bridge
Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge.JPG
Coordinates 29°35′20″N 106°34′38″E / 29.588871°N 106.57721°E / 29.588871; 106.57721Coordinates: 29°35′20″N 106°34′38″E / 29.588871°N 106.57721°E / 29.588871; 106.57721
Carries Trains, Motor vehicles, Pedestrians
Crosses Yangtze River
Locale Chongqing, China
Design Through arch bridge
Total length 1,741 m (5,712 ft)
Width 36.5 m (120 ft)
Height 142 m (466 ft) (middle supports to arch top)
Longest span 552 m (1,811 ft)
Construction begin December 2004
Construction cost 3.2 billion Yuan[1]
Opened 30 April 2009
Chaotianmen Bridge is located in Chongqing
Chaotianmen Bridge
Chaotianmen Bridge
Location in Chongqing
Drawing of elevation

The Chaotianmen Bridge (simplified Chinese: 朝天门长江大桥; traditional Chinese: 朝天門長江大橋; pinyin: Cháotiān mén chángjiāng dàqiáo), is a road-rail bridge over the Yangtze River in the city of Chongqing, China. The bridge which opened on 29 April 2009 is the world's longest through arch bridge.[2]

The continuous steel truss arch bridge with tie girders has a height of 142 m (466 ft) from middle supports to arch top, main span of 552 m (1,811 ft) and a total length of 1,741 m (5,712 ft). It carries 6 lanes in two ways and a pedestrian lane on each side on the upper deck, and dual light rails in the middle and 2 traffic lanes on each side on the lower deck.


Comparison of the side elevations of the Chaotianmen Bridge and some notable bridges at the same scale. (click for interactive version)

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  1. ^
  2. ^, Chongqing completes world's longest arch bridge, 30 April 2009.
  3. ^ Xue-wei DUAN, Design of Main Bridge of Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge, Chinese-Croatian Joint Colloquium on Long Arch Bridges, Croatian University of Zagreb and University of FuZhou, 2008.
  4. ^ RIA 1/2007, Chaotianmen Bridge – world's longest-span steel arch bridge

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