China opens world’s first suspension bridge combining high-speed rail and road
The Wufengshan Yangtze River Bridge has reportedly broken the world record for the fastest running speed of 250kph. The road-rail suspension bridge is 6.4km in length with a main span of 1,092 meters.Also on rt.com China to build world’s longest underwater high-speed rail tunnel
The double-deck bridge linking the two cities of Yangzhou and Zhenjiang boasts an eight-lane expressway on the upper deck and a high-speed railway on the lower deck.
The new bridge also features the world’s largest running load, as well as the largest span of its kind. It took five years to complete the project, which is considered a crucial addition to the local infrastructure.Also on rt.com First cross-border mega highway bridge between Russia & China to open for traffic in November
Under the government’s 13th Five-Year Plan, China has recently seen a significant surge in bridge development. According to the China Railway Corporation, more than 14,000 railway bridges covering nearly 9,000km have been constructed since 2016, of which 6,392 are high-speed railway bridges with a total length of more than 6,343km.
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