The Yangpu Bridge in Shanghai
,sister bridge to Nanpu Bridge
, is among the World
's longest bridges, with a total length of 8354 meters. Its longest span of 602 m makes it one of the largest cable-stayed bridges in the world. It carries the Inner Ring Road from the Yangpu District in Puxi to the Pudong
New Area. It was completed in September 1993 and opened in October.
The bridge was designed by the Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute, Shanghai Urban Construction College, and Shanghai Urban Construction Design Institute, with assistance from Holger S. Svensson. It was built by the Shanghai Huangpujiang Bridge Engineering Construction company.
It is a double-tower and double-cable-stayed bridge, with the bridge proper (the part that spans the river)1172m long. Its 30.35m width have altogether six lanes of traffic(3 for each direction). Its two pylons reach 223 m in height. The highest ship clearance is 48 m, a necessity due to the heavy river traffic.