Taizhou Bridge 2012

Taizhou Bridge 2012

© Eric Sakowski

The Bridge

The Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge is the world’s first long-span, three-tower suspension bridge. It carries six lanes of traffic over two 1,080m spans that share the central tower in the river. The suspension cables are 3,110m long from anchorage to anchorage.

It was opened in 2012 to support economic development, particularly of Taizhou, and connect the city to Zhenjiang and Changzhou.

It crosses the Yangtze between the Runyang and Jiangyin bridges, in Jiangsu, China.

Taizhou Bridge

Longest double-span suspension bridge in the world

Key Facts

Three-tower suspension bridge

World’s longest main cables at 3,110m


Taizhou, Jiangsu, China

Across the Yangtze River

Consulting Engineers

Jiangsu Provincial Communications Planning and Design Institute



Multi-span suspension bridge

2 × 1,080m main spans

2,940m total length

Main contractors

CCCC Second Highway Engineering

China Zhongtie Major Bridge Engineering


Began December 2007

Opened 25 November 2012

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