World’s Longest & Highest Suspension Bridge: Aizhai Bridge

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How would this compared to Le Viaduc de Millau – an enormous cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France?(Refer: https://paulchong.net/2010/04/10/millau-viaduct-–-an-amazing-engineering-feat/)

The Aizhai Bridge (矮寨大桥) is a suspension bridge on the G65 Baotou–Maoming Expressway near Jishou, Hunan, China. The bridge was built as part of an expressway from southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality to Changsha. It connects two traffic tunnels in the mountains, cutting the time needed to traverse the canyon from 30 minutes to 1.

Construction on the Aizhai Bridge began in October 2007 and was completed by the end of 2011, ahead of schedule.The bridge was temporarily opened to pedestrians during the 2012 Spring Festival[8] and was formally opened to traffic in March 2012.

The bridge was built with the assistance of a $208 million loan from the Asian Development Bank; the loan also funded 64 kilometres (40 mi) of expressway construction and upgrades to 129 kilometres (80 mi) of local roads. The bridge and the associated road construction were projected to reduce the travel time between Jishou and Chadong from 4 hours to less than 1 hour.

In September 2012, the Aizhai Bridge was the site of an international BASE jumping festival that included more than 40 jumpers from 13 countries.

Aizhai Bridge is 336 m (1,102 ft.) high and has a 1,176 m (3,858 ft.) span, making it the world’s longest and highest suspension bridge.

001816  A brave worker put the final touches on the Anzhaite Bridge.

002328 449632-anzhaite-long-span-suspension-bridge453The bridge, which connects to two tunnels, was built to ease traffic

693167-china-bridge191 Drivers can take in the views of the Dehang Canyon.

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People and traffic during the opening ceremony.

Vehicles motor along a two-way, four-lane motorway.

Pedestrians walk along it on a special walkway under the road.

 

  

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