Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge: Facts behind World’s longest bridge

Many projects launched recently have started breaking world records like Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge which has been given a title of World longest sea crossing bridge. This shows that Chinese government have decided to create most impressive constructions, especially when it comes to bridges. Danyang-Kushan bridge was opened for public in the year 2011 June when public transport was allowed to travel across the world’s longest bridge.
The construction of the bridge lasted for four long years and a workforce of around 10,000 people along with many other resources were utilised to complete its construction in given deadline which was 15th November 2010. The bridge is around 164.8 km in length and has a span of around 260 feet. The height of the bridge above the ground is around 100 feet and have broken every record of all other bridges present in the world.

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge How Many Miles Long

Danyang-Kunshan Grand bridge costed around $8.5 billion that flows above Yangtze river, amid 5 to 50 miles on southern side of it. Even the entire railroad area of the bridge is also very impressive.

This bridge is famous for its individual parts that are utilised by local people in the surrounding regions covered under the bridge including cities of Shanghai, Changzhou, Kushan, Nanjing and Wuxi.
This bridge is also considered as a part of Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway that crosses rice paddies covered under a part of Yangtze River Delta where few miles of the bridge actually covers open water in Suzhou’s Yangcheng Lake.

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To achieve success in the project, many architects and designers were involved from different places who accomplished creation of world’s longest bridge. This bridge is not only famous for its immense size but also for its construction made on an area which consists of various land features like canals, rivers, lowland rice paddies, lakes and uneven terrain.

One notable part of the Danyang-Kunshan Grand bridge is 5.6 miles section above the Yangcheng lake which is built upon 2000 pillars and steel cables. Around 450,000 tons of steel structure was used for the construction of these steel structures. Rest of the bridge is supported by 9,500 concrete pilings and was constructed very firmly to withstand natural disasters like wind cyclones and typhoons including earthquakes.

This wonderful marvel of architecture actually does benefits China to a great deal by facilitating high speed railway system for Chinese businessman and travellers and have become an important medium for transportation in the country. For instance, the travel time to Ningbo to Jiaxing has reduced to 2 hours only that was earlier made in 4.5 hours.
At present, China has 10-15 longest bridges but this bridge has provided China with tremendous revenues due to tourists’ attraction destination by holding a current record in Guinness book of World Record.

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