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Yichang Yangtze River Highway Bridge

Yichang Bridge
宜昌长江公路大桥
Official name Yichang Highway Bridge (宜昌长江公路大桥)
Carries G50 Shanghai–Chongqing Expressway
Crosses Yangtze River
Design suspension bridge
Total length 1,187 metres (3,894 ft)
Longest span 960 metres (3,150 ft)[1]
Construction begin February 19, 1998[2]
Construction end 2001[1]
Opened September 19, 2001[2]
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Yichang Bridge is located in Hubei
Yichang Bridge
Yichang Bridge

The Yichang Bridge, or Yichang Yangtze Highway Bridge (simplified Chinese: 宜昌长江公路大桥; traditional Chinese: 宜昌長江公路大橋; pinyin: Yíchāng Changjiang Gonglu Dàqiáo) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Yangtze River some 20 km downstream from the center city of Yichang, China. It is located within the prefecture-level city of Yichang, and carries the G50 Shanghai–Chongqing Expressway.[2] The bridge was essentially designed to be extremely similar in appearance to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

The construction of the bridge started on February 19, 1998.,[2] and it was open for traffic on September 19, 2001.[2]

It has a main span of 960 meters (3,150 feet). As of 2012, it is among the 30 longest suspension bridges, based on the length of the main span.

The cost of building the bridge was reported as 895 million yuan.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Yichang Bridge at Structurae
  2. ^ a b c d e f Another Yangtze River Bridge Built; this article incorrectly identifies the road as G42 Shanghai–Chengdu Expressway, which actually takes a more northerly route.

External links

  • Yichang Bridge at Structurae
  • Photos and location from Google Earth


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