Sunday, August 8, 2010

China - Wuhu Yangtze River Bridge 蕪湖長江大橋


Stamp Issue : 2001-09-20 

Situated in Wuhu of the Anhui province, Wuhu Yangtze River Bridge is 10,616 meters long in total and is the longest highroad and railway steel truss cable-stayed amphibious bridge. With the main bridge 2,193 meters long over the river and the main span of 312 meters, it is the longest span highroad and railway amphibious bridges in China, as of today (2010).
Started in March 1997, the bridge was completed and open on September 30, 2000. The upper deck carries a fourlanes highway and is 18 meters wide, with a walkway 1.5 meters wide on each side. On the lower deck is the double track grade I (one) standard railway, with annual projected capacity over 20 million tons of passenger and cargo.