Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge opened to traffic
World’s first high-speed rail suspension bridge — Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge was opened to traffic in east China’s Jiangsu Province on December 11. This road-rail bridge is a key part of the Lianyungang-Zhenjiang railway, which also opened that day. With a total length of 6,409 m and a main span of 1,092 m, the bridge constructed by the CCCC integrates a two-way eight-lane expressway on the upper deck and a high-speed railway on the lower deck.
CCCC adopted a series of new techniques, materials and equipment in the bridge’s construction, winning more than 20 patents. Construction of the open caisson and bridge towers has set many world records. Weighing 1.33 million tons, the north anchorage of the bridge is equal to 186 Eiffel Towers. The open caisson of the north anchorage is currently the largest one of its kind in the world, measuring 100.7 m in length and 72.1 m in width, equivalent to a football field.