Yangmingtan Bridge

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Yangmingtan Bridge
Coordinates45°46′18″N 126°31′10″E / 45.771744°N 126.519412°E / 45.771744; 126.519412Coordinates: 45°46′18″N 126°31′10″E / 45.771744°N 126.519412°E / 45.771744; 126.519412
Carries8 lanes of Harbin 3rd Ring Road
CrossesSonghua River
LocaleHarbin
Characteristics
DesignSuspension bridge
Total length7,133 metres (23,402 ft)
Height80 metres (260 ft)
Longest span250 metres (820 ft)
History
Construction startDecember 2009
Construction cost1.882 Billion Yuan
OpenedNovember 2011

The Yangmingtan Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning 250 metres (820 ft) over the Songhua River in Harbin, China.

Collapse[edit]

A part of the newly inaugurated 15-kilometre-long (9.3 mi) bridge spanning the Songhua River collapsed on 24 August 2012, killing three.[1]Problems seem to have occurred with the weight of trucks using the bridge.

See also[edit]

List of longest suspension bridge spans

References[edit]