Humen Pearl River Bridge
|Humen Pearl River Bridge
|Carries||G9411 Dongguan–Foshan Expressway|
|Locale||Dongguan and Guangzhou, Guangdong, China|
Segmental concrete bridge
|Total length||3,618 m (11,870 ft)|
|Longest span||888 m (2,913 ft) (suspension)
270 m (890 ft) (segmental)
|Construction cost||US$370 million (segmental)|
|Opened||9 June 1997|
The Humen Pearl River Bridge (simplified Chinese: 虎门大桥; traditional Chinese: 虎門大橋; pinyin: Hǔmén Dàqiáo) is a bridge over the Humen, Pearl River in Guangdong Province, southern China. It consists of two main spans - a suspension bridge section and a segmental concrete section. It connects the Nansha District of Guangzhou to Humen Town of Dongguan. Completed in 1997, the the suspension bridge has a main span of 888 meters, and the segmental concrete section's main span of 237 meters is among the longest such spans in the world. It forms part of the G9411 Dongguan–Foshan Expressway. A newer bridge known as Humen Erqiao (Chinese:虎门二桥) , built to reduce the traffic problems on the Humen Bridge, is under construction.
The bridge is divided into five sections: the east approach, the suspension bridge section, the middle approach, the segmental concrete section, and the west approach. Hurricanes are common occurrences, so the design wind speed at the bridge deck level was established at 61 m/s.
Humen Bridge and Weiyuan Fort in the foreground
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