Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge

This new series will be on the longest bridges in the world, as of today July 13th 2011.  Again when you think of steel buildings most people think high rises, warehouse's, sheds, steel homes ect.,  you're not thinking about bridges, but this site is more then just about steel buildings, it is about buildings and structures rather it be steel, concrete, glass, wiring ect.  if we find it interesting, and think that you will as well, we will write about it. in any case almost every bridge is a steel structure or has steel in them,  in the form of cables, rebar, or the actual skeleton of the bridge or frame if you will, is made from steel so they do fit this site's theme

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Ok so lets talk about the first bridge in this series Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge this bridge is for rail traffic in fact it is for one of chinas fast rails or bullet trains just proves they are definitly series about high speed rail in china. 

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge is 102.4 miles long or 164.8 kilometres it is a rail viaduct located on the line between Shanghai and Nanjing in East China’s Jiangsu province, part of the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway.

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In June 2011 it was added to the Guinness World Records as the longest bridge in the world. The bridge was completed in 2010 but was not opened until 2011.  It includes a 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) long bridge over water that crosses Yangcheng Lake in Suzhou.

To answer everyone that is wondering how much concrete and steel was used on this bridge . that will have to come in the future as I do not have that info.  Longest span 80 metres (260 ft).  The construction of the bridge took 4 years and had a labor force of 10,000 workers at a cost of $8.5 Billion U.S. dollars.

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