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Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge Opens

Infra News - Published on Thu, 09 Jul 2020

Image Source: Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge
The Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge and railway has opened. The Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge stretches 11,072 meters, with a single span of 1,092 meters. Each of the bridge's 432 cables can hold up to 1,000 metric tons, roughly the weight of more than 600 cars. A total of 480,000 tons of steel were used for the bridge. The upper half of the bridge, a highway of six lanes, has a speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour. The lower half of the bridge has four lanes for trains. The Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong Railway also started operation. With a designed speed of 200 km/h, the new railway lane will cut travel time between Nantong and Shanghai from 3.5 hours to just over an hour.

Many new technologies were used in the cable-stayed bridge, including an advanced anti-collision system and cables with the highest tensile strength in the world. The anti-collision system can warn the river traffic authority within 3 kilometers if a ship appears likely to strike a bridge pier

It took six years and four months to build between Nantong and Zhangjiagang, a county-level city of Suzhou city in Jiangsu province. The projects will shorten travel between Shanghai and the central and northern parts of Jiangsu Province and advance the integration of the Yangtze River Delta area.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 09 Jul 2020
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