Wuhan company builds world's longest cross-strait bridge
Construction of the left main pylon of the Guyumen Shuidao Bridge, part of the Pintan Strait Highway-Railway Bridge, was successfully completed on June 20. It is the largest bridge construction platform built over a sea. All six of the main pylons of the Pintan Strait Highway-Railway Bridge have been completed, marking a breakthrough in the construction of the first bridge of its kind in China and the longest cross-strait bridge in the world. The bridge is being built by China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group in Wuhan and designed by its subsidiary, the China Railway Bridge Science Research Institute.
The 16.34-kilometer-long bridge is located on the Taiwan Strait, one of the world's three marine areas where hurricane tides often occur due to the presence of gale-force winds on over 300 days of every year. Since available construction time is very limited, the area is also nicknamed a "no construction area." It will connect Fuzhou and Pingtan and reduce travel time to less than half an hour.