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Donghai Bridge – The First Super Long Open Sea Crossing in China

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The Donghai Bridge is a very important subsidiary project to the Shanghai Yangshan Deep-water Harbor Project. The bridge is the first super long bridge crossing open sea in China with the total length of 32,5 km. It starts at Shanghai Luchao Harbor, and crosses the open sea to the Phase I junction of Xiaoyangshan Harbor. The project is characterized by its large scale, the severe environmental conditions, the high technical difficulties, and the short construction duration; therefore, the design of this bridge brought about a series of problems which were never faced before and required detailed analysis and study for its solution. The designers worked out the plans and techniques for safe and efficient off-shore construction; as a successful result, the construction of the bridge took merely 40 months from June 2002 to October 2005.

Keywords: CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE; COMPOSITE BOX GIRDER; DONGHAI BRIDGE; DRIVEN STEEL PIPE; NONNAVIGATIONAL SPANS; ONE COMPLETE SPAN; PRE-CAST PIER SHAFT; PRE-FABRICATED IN

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2749/101686608783726687

Publication date: February 1, 2008

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