Aizhai Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world
Some time ago, many news publications around the world discussed the topic of completion of the longest suspension bridge in the world located above the canyon deha, which is one of the attractions of the Chinese province of Hunan.
With a few modest their geometric parameters, the entire length of 1146 meters, Aizhai Bridge, namely because it was christened by its creators, immediately hit the world rankings similar designs. And if we talk about a few modest size, because in the same China Hangzhou bridge has a length of 36 kilometers, the Aizhai Bridge is suspended and only compared with their brethren, which are structurally different from the cable-stayed significantly.
No less remarkable aspect of this design is the fact that Aizhai Bridge is located at an altitude of 350 meters, passing over the canyon, which greatly hindered the construction of one of the busiest, freeways that connected these industrial centers of China, as a city of Jishou and Chadon.
But if you return to the world rankings, the Aizhai Bridge inferior to its height five more bridges located both in China and in other countries.
However, despite this Aychzhay ranks first among 400 similar designs the world over the length of the main span and the number of lighting lamps located along the overpass, on the bridge of 1888. After a rather lengthy survey and design work, construction of the bridge began in October 2007.
The initiator of the construction of the bridge and the main investor was the Asian Development Bank, which together with Chinese businessmen was interested in building a 64-kilometer highway, which would substantially stepped up the business life of the region. Thus, in particular, if using a bypass path from the same town Jishou to Chadona took more than four hours, with the proviso that the path is not formed multikilometer cork, for today, this way, in time, become shorter than three hours and It led to road congestion absent.