The amazing Hangzhou Bay Bridge
One of the masterpieces of modern architecture, the fantastic Hangzhou Bay Bridge has been opened to the public since May 2008.
Bridge is an S-shaped stayed-cable bridge with six lanes in both
directions and is linking Ningbo's Cixi county in the south to Jiaxing
in the north.
The longest sea-crossing bridge in the world
It is the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world - 36 kilometres (22 mi) long
- and shortens the distance between Shanghai and Ningbo by 120 km. This
fantastic bridge crossing the Hangzhou Bay is expected to have a
100-year lifespan, and has a price tag of 11.8 billion yuan (US$1.70
Toll fee is 80 yuan
toll fee is 80 yuan per vehicle. As the bridge has six lanes in both
directions, you can be quite sure that you will have a smooth ride.
The speed limit is 100 km/62 mi.
600 experts spent nine years…
first preparations for planning the bridge started a decade ago; close
to 600 experts spent nine years on designing the Hangzhou Bay Bridge.
Chief Commander of the Hangzhou Bay Bridge project is Mr Wang Yong. The
bridge was linked 2007 and an opening ceremony was held on 26th June but
first almost one year later, after several tests and evaluations,
Hangzhou Bay Bridge was open to the public.