Sai Van Bridge

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Sai Van Bridge
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Coordinates 22°10′20″N 113°32′10″E / 22.17222°N 113.53611°E / 22.17222; 113.53611
Carries 6 lanes of roadway (upper), 2 Macau LRT rail tracks (lower)
Crosses Praia Grande Bay
Locale Macau Peninsula and Taipa
Official name Ponte de Sai Van
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 2,200 metres (7,218 ft)
Width 28 metres (92 ft)
Longest span 180 metres (591 ft)
Opened 19 December 2004
Daily traffic cars
Toll free
Sai Van Bridge
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 西灣大橋
Simplified Chinese 西湾大桥
Literal meaning west bay bridge
Portuguese name
Portuguese Ponte de Sai Van

Sai Van Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in Macau, China, inaugurated on December 19, 2004. The bridge measures 2.2 kilometers (1.4 mi) long and is the third one to cross the Praia Grande Bay connecting Taipa Island and Macau Peninsula. It features a double-deck design, with an enclosed lower deck to be used in the event of strong typhoons when the other two bridges connecting Taipa and Macau Peninsula, namely Ponte Governador Nobre de Carvalho and Ponte de Amizade, are closed. Space is also reserved in the lower deck for a rail-link in the future (Macau Light Transit System).

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