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.
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 (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 billion).
Toll fee is 80 yuan
The 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…
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.
China´s Golden Industrial Triangle
Placed in one of China’s most prosperous regions the Hangzhou Bay Bridge will enhance development of the Yangtze River Delta which is Also called Golden Industrial Triangle.
The hottest economy zone in China
This Golden Troiangle is made up of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo, which area is booming into the hottest economy zone in China. The Yangtze River delta contributes to 21% of the national gross domestic product and have 8 percent of the total population in China.
The regional economy will come closer
The Hangzhou Bay Bridge will create new possibilities and bring the regional economy closer between Zhejiang Province and Shanghai. Especially the Ningbo port, which is China´s second largest port by cargo is expected to have greater development opportunities.