Work begins on super major bridge across Yellow River in China

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The China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has started the construction phase on the 1,600m-long “super major bridge” that will span China’s Yellow River and link Henan Province Shandong provinces.

The bridge is being constructed by the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group. It will be the longest suspension bridge in China. The bridge will have a main span of 2,073 m and a total length of 26.4 km. The bridge is an integral component of the 552km high-speed railway project linking Xiong’an in Hebei Province with Beijing, China. The trains operating on this route will achieve speeds of up to 350km/h. It will connect the cities of Puyang in Henan Province and Dongming in Shandong Province. The bridge is expected to improve transportation links between the two provinces and boost economic development in the region. It will also help to reduce traffic congestion on the existing bridges across the Yellow River. Some additional details about the bridge:

  • The bridge will have 6 lanes for traffic and will be able to accommodate up to 8,000 vehicles/hour.
  • It will be built using high-strength steel and concrete.
  • It will be anchored to the riverbed by 280 piles.
  • It will be equipped with a number of safety features, including wind sensors and earthquake detectors.

The construction of the bridge is a challenging undertaking, but the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group is confident that it will be completed on time and within budget. The bridge is a major symbol of China's economic progress and its commitment to infrastructure development. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.

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