The first ever cable stayed bridge in Shanghai, China
Nanpu Bridge is one of the prominent land marks in Shanghai, China and the 57th longest cable stayed bridge in the world. The bridge which is a sister bridge to the Yangpu Bridge is the first ever cable stayed bridge that was built with a span of over 400 meters in the country. It is one of the main bridges and the second longest bridge in Shanghai that connects Puxi with Pudong paving the only way to commute between the two vital cities. Before Nanpu Bridge was built in 1991, the only way people of these two major cities were able to cross over to the other side was by using the ferry service. However, after the bridge was opened to the public more than 120,000 vehicles travel across this bridge daily. The main section of the bridge is 846 meters long and spanning over 423 meters in length. Banks on either side of the bridge holds the two “H” shape reinforced concrete towers with a height of over 150 meters each and its main girders are supported by 22 pairs of steel cables that are arranged in fan pattern. A cosmopolitan traveler seeking accommodation at a modern luxurious hotel apartment Shanghai has to offer in the close proximity of the Nanpu Bridge will find Citadines Biyun Shanghai as the ideal solution for a comfortable convenient stay.
The most attractive feature of the bridge is its circular design and layout circling on layers towards the sky to reduce the gradient of the approach to bridge and keeping land use at minimal level. It is an absolute beauty to watch when lit up in the night that resembles a dragon lying across the Huangpu River keeping its head and tail in spiral shape bridging the old city area of Puxi with the developing zone of Pudong.
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