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New bridge to link Shanghai, Nantong

WORK on the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge linking Shanghai and Nantong in Jiangsu Province will commence at the end of this month.

Authorities said the bridge will significantly shorten the travel time from the current 3 hours to just about an hour.

The massive 11-kilometer highway-railway bridge, including a 5-kilometer span across the Yangtze River, will be built at the cost of 14.2 billion yuan (US$2.3 billion). It is expected to be ready in 2017, the transportation authority of Jiangsu Province said yesterday.

Such bridges have one or more towers for cables that support the bridge deck.

The bridge will have four railway and six vehicle lanes and will be part of the 137 kilometer-long Shanghai-Nantong Railway.

With expected speed of 200 kilometers per hour, it will take only an hour for a one-way trip by bullet train from Jiading District in Shanghai to Nantong city,  less than half the time of a long-distance bus.

The train trip to Nantong can take more than 8 hours now because of a circuitous route. Since there is no direct railway between Shanghai and Nantong, passengers have to transfer from Nanjing or other Jiangsu cities to Nantong.

The project will ease traffic pressure on the Jiangyin and Sutong bridges in Jiangsu Province.



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