Wuhan com­pany builds world's long­est cross-strait bridge

Changjiang Weekly - - BUSINESS - By Han Wei

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.

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