CHINA World's largest double-deck suspension bridge to open in central China

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World's largest double-deck suspension bridge to open in central China

By Fan Haotian | People's Daily app

18:44, October 07, 2019

Wuhan Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge, the first double-deck highway bridge on the Yangtze River, will be opened to traffic on Tuesday, the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group (MBEC) said. The bridge connects Hanyang and Wuchang, districts in Wuhan. It is the tenth bridge over the Yangtze River in Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei Province. (Photos: People's Daily app; Compiled by Zhang Jian)

Luo Ruihua, deputy chief economist of MBEC and project manager, said that the main bridge of the Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge spans 1,700 meters, making it the world's largest double-deck suspension bridge.

With a total length of 4.13 kilometers and a two-way 12-lane bridge, the bridge is a long-span suspension type with the most complete function and the largest traffic capacity among bridges in the world.

As one of the key guaranteed routes of the 7th CISM Military World Games, the Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge will provide important transportation access for the Games.

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