Record-breaking bridge opens to traffic in southwest China's Yunnan
A bridge built as part of the poverty relief project opened to traffic in a township of southwest China's Yunnan Province on Wednesday, setting a new record in civil engineering methods of bridges in Asia.
This bridge was constructed by the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to assist the Lisu Autonomous Prefecture of Nujiang with the development of local infrastructure. Named after its constructor CCCC, the bridge kicked off construction on August 8, 2018.
The 310-meter-long bridge was applied with the incremental launching method in the construction of its main section of 144-meter steel arch structure, during which its cantilever jacked up to 100 meters, hitting a new record in Asia.
The bridge is 22.8 meters wide and allows for four lanes of traffic to run in opposite directions. This will contribute in easing local traffic pressure, completing the traffic network and improve the living conditions of local residents.