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Do you know the longest bridge in the world? It's not Third Mainland Bridge

The construction of this giant required hundreds of thousands of tons of steel.

Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge [Engineering Clicks]

The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China, with a length of 164.8 km, not only breaks records, but also deserves to be called a true engineering miracle.

Built in just four years, between 2006 and 2010, the Danyang-Kunshan Bridge is a remarkable example of China's pace and scale of construction. Put into use in 2011, shortly after completion it was considered the longest structure of this type in the world.

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The Danyang-Kunshan Bridge is located on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed ​​Railway, in Jiangsu Province. It runs through the Yangtze River Delta, an area known as China's Golden Triangle, a region defined by Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo. The bridge runs almost parallel to the Yangtze River, and one of its 9 km long sections stretches over Yangcheng Lake in Suzhou.

The construction of this giant required hundreds of thousands of tons of steel. The entire Danyang-Kunshan line is based on two sections: Danyang, measuring 52.4 km, and Kunshan, which is more than twice as long at 112.4 km.

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This article was originally published on Onet Travel.

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