Yichang BridgeEdit profile
The Yichang Bridge, or Yichang Yangtze Highway Bridge (simplified Chinese: 宜昌长江公路大桥; traditional Chinese: 宜昌長江公路大橋; pinyin: Yíchāng Changjiang Gonglu Dàqiáo) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Yangtze River a score or two kilometers downstream from the center city of Yichang, China. It is located within the prefecture-level city of Yichang, and carries the Hu-Rong (Shanghai-Chongqing) Expressway (沪蓉高速公路). The bridge was essentially designed to be extremely similar in appearance to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
The construction of the bridge started on February 19, 1998., and it was open for traffic on September 19, 2001.
It has a main span of 960 meters (3,150 feet). As of February 2, 2007, it is the 22nd longest suspension bridge, based on the length of the main span.
The cost of building the bridge was reported as 895 million yuan.