Mega structures are nowadays commonly seen almost everywhere in the world. Because of the advancement of technology and the improvement of machinery, tall sky scrapers and many other infrastructures are already made possible. Here is the biggest biggest bridge; mega structure in the world. lets see it.
Engineering Marvel: Danyang Kunshan Grand Bridge
The Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge is the world’s longest bridge. It is a 164.8-kilometer (102.4 mi) long viaduct on the Beijing-shangai high speed railway.
The bridge was inaugurated on 30th of June in 2011. The Span of bridge is 260 feet with a basement of 2000 pillars carry the longest bridge with the help of steel cables. Almost 10,000 workers built this bridge and completed this mega project. The length of the Bridge is 540,700 ft. (102 miles).
This bridge passes over the water and crosses Yang Cheeng Lake having a length of 6 miles. Danyang Kunshan Grand Bridge is the part of Jinghu railroad, which is 819 miles long. The interesting thing is that the two largest bridges suppressed by this Grand Bridge are also of China. So, China is the country having 3 largest bridges in the world. The bridge also consists over 450,000 tons of steel structure, which explains the high number of workers involved.
The bridge is located on the rail line between Shangai and Nanjing in East China’s Jiangsu province. It is in the Yangtze river delta where the geography is characterized by lowland rice paddies, canals, rivers, and lakes. The bridge runs roughly parallel to the Yangtze river, about 8 to 80 km (5 to 50 mi) south of the river. It passes through the northern edges of population centers (from west to east) beginning in Danyang, Changzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou, and ending in Kunshan. There is a 9-kilometer long (5.6 mi) section over open water across Yangcheng lake in Suzhou.
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