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Old February 9th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #1
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World's longest bridge, Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge, opens

Part of Zhengzhou-Xi'an High-Speed Railway

Bridge length: 79.732 km
Main span: 80 m
Date opens: 2010 February 6

Cross Wei River twice, also cross Ling River, Xi River, Luofu River, Yuxian River, Shidi River, and many railways and highways.







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Old February 9th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #2
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80km long bridge. that's crazy.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 11:19 PM   #3
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incredible!!!!
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Old February 10th, 2010, 07:39 PM   #4
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LOL 80 km long bridge .This is incredible.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 11:43 PM   #5
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OMG, that's amazing
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Old February 11th, 2010, 05:41 AM   #6
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Silly, its not a bridge, this is a viaduct. Its mostly over land. Yes, impressive, but NOT a bridge.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 06:01 AM   #7
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Silly, its not a bridge, this is a viaduct. Its mostly over land. Yes, impressive, but NOT a bridge.
A viaduct is a bridge, just like an apple is fruit.

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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #8
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Amazing! 80km long bridge.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #9
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Its a viaduct
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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #10
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It looks like a viaduct for high speed rail.

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Old February 13th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #11
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Great scene. Tnx for the pictures.

If available I love to see higher resolution ones.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 10:02 AM   #12
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oh god! are you kidding me? 80 km!
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Old February 13th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #13
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Actually there is a longer one under construction. The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge is 164 km long, including 9-km long over water section cross Yangcheng Lake in Suzhou. It is on the upcoming Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway. The bridge (viaduct) can be completed by the end of this year, but the railway will not open until late 2011 or early 2012.

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Old February 13th, 2010, 04:30 PM   #14
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Elevated high speed railway is a nice solution. And 164km of it should look great. Hoping to travel on that rail soon.
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China is the future.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #16
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It looks like a viaduct for high speed rail.
call it a viaduct or a bridge, its still the same thing.

the only differece is that this is in China and people from the West is very jealous
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Old February 14th, 2010, 01:55 AM   #17
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WOW AMAZING 80 KM
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nobody is jealous, any nation can put up posts and sticks to make as long a bridge as they want, there is a quite boring bridge in Louisiana that is simply posts and beams that held the "bridge" record for decades. The real engineering achievement has always been the span. Japan has the longest span ever, and that remains a MUCH BIGGER achievement than this viaduct or bridge. If Italy tops it, then the greatest bridge ever will go to them. Sorry, nice bridge, but not the "longest"
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I agree it is not a technological feat for bridge building, but it is definitely a marvelous feat for high speed rail. Labor hour and cost of it is not something to underestimate either. So, I don't agree "any nation" can build smt like this if they want. China is building a network of 350km/h trains covering almost whole country. if someone likes infrastructure and especially railways, he has to appreciate this effort.
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nobody is jealous, any nation can put up posts and sticks to make as long a bridge as they want, there is a quite boring bridge in Louisiana that is simply posts and beams that held the "bridge" record for decades. The real engineering achievement has always been the span. Japan has the longest span ever, and that remains a MUCH BIGGER achievement than this viaduct or bridge. If Italy tops it, then the greatest bridge ever will go to them. Sorry, nice bridge, but not the "longest"
Did anybody mention that length is more important than span? You are assuming things and then getting angry, which means that you are jealous...
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