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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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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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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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