A simulation photo of
the Hangzhou Bay Bridge.
The map of the proposed
Hangzhou Bay Bridge. The 36 kilometer bridge connects Haiyan in the
north of Zhejiang Province with Cixi in the south.
The construction of the world's longest cross-sea bridge, the
Hangzhou Bay Bridge, will be finished next year and opened to
traffic in June 2008.
The 36km-long bridge will shorten the travel distance between
Ningbo in Zhejiang Province and Shanghai by over 120
kilometers, expediting economic integration of the Yangtze River
It will connect Haiyan in the northern part of Zhejiang Province
with Cixi in Ningbo in the southern part of the province, promoting
the development of Ningbo by providing convenient
With a total investment of 11.8 billion yuan (US$ 1.42 billion),
the bridge has six lanes in both directions and is designed to last
more than 100 years.
To facilitate the development of Ningbo-Shanghai-Hangzhou
transportation links, the bridge is also expected to spur the
development of the Hangzhou Bay rim industrial belt.
It will also link up existing development zones and industrial
parks of various types to form three large coastal, bayside and
roadside industrial belts.
(CRI November 24, 2006)