Wednesday, September 24, 2008

H a n g z h o u b a y b r i d g e

The amazing Hangzhou Bay Bridge is now open
One of the masterpieces of modern architecture, the fantastic Hangzhou Bay Bridge opened Friday May 2, 2008 to the public. The 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 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 billion).

Toll fee is 80 yuan
The toll fee is expected to be 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.

600 experts spent nine years…
The 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.

Goin places that I never been?

Sorry about that Chief!

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