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The Runyang Bridge or Rùnyáng Chángjiāng Dàqiáo crosses the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province, China.
The bridge consist of two major bridges that link Tangzhou on the north of the river and Zhenjiang on the South. The bridge is part of the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway.
The south bridge is a suspension bridge with a span of 4888 ft it is the 3rd longest suspension bridge in the world, and the longest in China up untill 2007 when the Xihoumen Bridge was opened and made it the 2nd longest in china and 4th in the world.
The main span of the bridge consists of a streamlined orthotropic steel box girder that is 3 metres (10 ft) in depth. The width of the deck is 39.2 metres (129 ft), accommodating 6 traffic lanes and a narrow walkway at each outside edge for maintenance. The height clearance for river navigation is about 50 metres (164 ft).
The north bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with a span of 1332 ft with towers 492 ft abover water level. In the middle of the two bridges is the island of Sivezhou. The length of the bridge is 22.16 miles. The construction of the bridge started in October 2000 and was opened to the public on April 30th, 2005 , it was opened ahead of schedule
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