Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge Project in Chongqing City

Source:Time:2010-11-11

This is an ultra-large bridge project which China Communications Construction Company Limited invested and constructed in the form of BT for the first time. On May 31, 2004, China Communications Construction Company Limited signed Turn-key Contract for BT-form Investment and Construction of Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge Project in Chongqing City with Construction Investment Corporation of Chongqing City. A total of RMB 3 billion yuan was invested in this project which was started in December 2004 and opened to traffic on April 29, 2009.  
  This project, with a total length of 4.887km, consists of main bridge, southern and northern approach bridges, Jiangbeiduishan overpass, Tanzishi overpass, Huangjuewan overpass and approach road, etc. The main part of the bridge is with a total length of 1,741m including 932m for main bridge (552m main span) which is half-through double-deck steel-truss arched bridge for both highway and railway, 314m for northern approach bridge and 495m for southern approach bridge. The superstructure of the main bridge is designed to be 190m+552m+190m continuous half-through arched bridge with steel truss and tie bar, besides, double decks are designed, the upper deck, with a total width of 36.5m, has two-way six lanes and walkways on both sides, and the lower deck has the double-track urban rail transit in the middle and reserves one vehicle lane 7m in width on both sides. Currently this is a steel-truss arched bridge with the largest span in the world and is crowned as "the largest arched bridge in the world".

    

                             
                                                 

China Communications Construction Company Limited's promotional film for Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge

                                                
                                                 

Project company's promotional film for Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge

                                                

 

                             
                                                 

Rendering for Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing City

                                                
                                                 

Real view of the completed Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing City

                                                

 

                             
                                                 

Traffic-opening ceremony for Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing City

                                                
                                                 

Final closing-up of main arch of Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing City

                                                

 

                             
                                                 

Zhou Jichang, Chairman of the Board, and Meng Fengchao, President of China Communications Construction Company Limited, inspects the construction site of Chaotianmen bridge

                                                
                                                 

Installation site for the middle-span steel girder on southern and northern banks of the main bridge