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General Information

Name in local language: 西堠門大橋 / 西堠门大桥 (Xīhòumén Dàqiáo)
Beginning of works: 2005
Completion: 25 December 2009
Status: in use

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Awards and Distinctions

2012 finalist  


Location: , ,
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Part of:
Near: Xihoumen Highway and Railway Bridge (2026)
Location description:

The bridge links Jintang and Cezi islands

Coordinates: 30° 4' 10.55" N    121° 55' 29.62" E
Coordinates: 30° 3' 37.77" N    121° 54' 51.65" E
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Technical Information


main span 1 650 m
total length 2 588 m
pylons height 211.286 m


structural steel 78 152 t
concrete volume 246 956 m³


cost of construction Renminbi Yuan 2 480 000 000


deck steel
piers reinforced concrete
pylons reinforced concrete
anchorages reinforced concrete

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Xihoumen Bridge (Chinese: 西堠门大桥) is a suspension bridge on the Zhoushan Archipelago, the largest offshore island group in China.

Linking Jintang and Cezi islands, the bridge, together with the 27-kilometer cable-stayed Jintang Bridge linking Jintang and Zhenhai in the neighboring city of Ningbo, is part of the second and last phase of a bridging project started in 1999 to connect the Zhoushan Archipelago to the mainland via five bridges. The bridge forms part of the Yongzhou Expressway.

Built by the province of Zhejiang at a cost of 2.48 billion yuan (approximately US$363 million), construction began in 2005, and the main span was completed in December 2007. The bridge was opened to traffic on a test basis on 25 December 2009, at 11:58 p.m., local time, alongside the Jintang Bridge before it was officially open for traffic. The opening date was delayed due to a ship collision on 16 November 2009 that slightly damaged the side of the Jintang Bridge.

The 5.3-kilometer suspension bridge connection has a 2.6-kilometer main bridge with a central span of 1,650 meters. The approaches total 2.7 kilometers. When built, it was the second-longest suspension bridge ranked by the center span length after the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge in Japan.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Xihoumen Bridge" and modified on 27 May 2022 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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