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The Xihoumen Bridge



2012-09-03
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The Xihoumen Bridge was awarded the 2010 Gustav Lindenthal Medal. This medal is an award for unique, recent and outstanding achievement on harmony with the environment, aesthetics and successful community contribution.
 
Located in Zhoushan Islands in  Zhejiang province of China, it is one of five bridges linking the city of Ningbo and the Zhoushan Archipelago, the largest offshore island group in China. With the main span of 1,650m, Xihoumen Bridge is the longest span suspension bridge in China and the second longest bridge in the world only shorter than Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge inapan. Construction work began in 2005 and the main span of the bridge was completed in December 2007. The bridge was  opened to traffic on 25 December 2009.





























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