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China’s Longest Bridges

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China’s Longest Bridges

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge

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This bridge in China is 102 miles long and is made to facilitate the high speed rail system and other traffic between Shanghai and Nanjing. It took about 8.5 billion dollars to construct this massive bridge and the project employed over 10,000 people. As of June 2011, this bridge holds the world record for worlds longest bridge.

Tianjin Grand Bridge

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This Chinese bridge held the world title for worlds longest bridge until 2011. This bridge facilitates the Beijing high speed railway system. At 70 miles long, this bridge serves as a vital transportation tool for Chinese businessmen and travelers.

Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge

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This Chinese bridge is the main facilitator for the Zhengzhou high speed railway system. The bridge is 50 miles long and crosses the Wei river twice, as well as crossing many freeways, roads, highways, and other rail ways. This bridge was completed in 2008, but wasn’t opened until 2010.

Hangzhou Bay Bridge

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This Chinese bridge serves as a highway across the Hangzhou Bay. This bridge was completed and opened in 2007. This bridge is 22 miles long, and it has cut down on travel times from Jiaxing to Ningbo from 4.5 hours to only 2 hours.

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Half way through the bridge is a service station, which serves as a gas station, hotel, conference center, and a look out tower to appeal to tourists.

Runyang Bridge

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This bridge crosses the Yangtze river in China. This bridge is a major part of the Beijing Shanghai Expressway system. This bridge is not only the longest suspension bridge in China, but it is also the longest suspension bridge in the world. This bridge is over 4,800 feet long and cost about 700 million dollars to construct.

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