Yangsigang Bridge 2019

Yangsigang Bridge 2019

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The Bridge

The River Yangtze flows through the Chinese city of Wuhan and five major suspension bridges cross the river. The Yangsigang Yangtze River Bridge is the largest, at 1,700m central span, and an overall length of over 4,000m. It carries local city traffic on the lower deck and an expressway on the upper deck.

A stiffened-truss deck was constructed in prefabricated sections that were lifted up from the river and welded together. The entire bridge is painted a distinctive yellow.

Yangsigang Bridge

The longest-span suspension bridge in China

Key Facts

Steel suspension bridge with 12 traffic lanesDouble-deck bridge with six lanes on each level


Wuhan, Hubei, China

Across the Yangtze RiverLinking Hanyang and Wuchang districts

Designers / Engineers

Xu Gongyi, China Railway Major Bridge Design Institute


Suspension bridge

1,700m main span

4,300m total length

Main contractors

China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group


Began 2013

Opened September 2019

Other long-span bridges