Hutong Yangtze River Bridge links the cities of Suzhou and Nantong in East China’s Jiangsu Province and will be put into operation in July. (Photos: People's Daily online)
Spanning 1,092 meters, the 11-kilometer-long bridge is the world’s first highway-railway combined bridge that spans over 1 kilometer.
With 432 stayed cables and 330-meter-tall main towers installed on the bridge, it can allow vehicles to travel on its six-lane expressway and trains on the four-track railway.
The bridge not only witnesses the span of China’s highway-railway combined bridge reaches over one kilometer, but also marks China leading the world’s construction technology for cable-stayed bridges.
Located at one of China’s most prosperous areas, the Yangtze River Delta, the bridge is of great significance for improving the region’s transporting capacity and the economic integration of the cities within this coastal area.