Monday, January 3, 2011

Top 3 High-Speed Railway Bridge in China

1.Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge (Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway)

The Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway, also known as the Jinghu High-Speed Railway , is a 1,318 kilometres (819 mi) long high-speed railway that will connect two major economic zones in the People's Republic of China: the Bohai Sea Rim and the Yangtze River Delta. Construction began on April 18, 2008, and a ceremony to mark the completion of track laying was held on November 15, 2010. The line is scheduled to open in October 2011.

The railway line is the first one designed for 380 km/h commercial running. Once in operation, its train services will become world's fastest — the position currently occupied by the trains of the Wuhan–Guangzhou line, which opened in December 2009. The non-stop train from Beijing South to Shanghai Hongqiao is expected to finish the 1305 km journey in 3 hours, 58 minutes,[ averaging 329 km/h.

2.Tianjin Grand Bridge (Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway)

The Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Rail is a 114 km high-speed rail line between Beijing and Tianjin in China. It was put into service on August 1, 2008 and became the fastest train service in the world with a top speed of 350 km/h.
The 120 km journey between Beijing and Tianjin, a city co-hosting football matches at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was shortened from the original 70 minutes to 30 minutes.
However, trips from downtown Beijing to Tianjin take longer now since the new Beijing South Railway Station is not as close to the city centre as the Beijing Railway Station and is not yet connected to the subway system. Once the subway lines connecting the new station are completed, trips will be shorter.

3.Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge(Zhengzhou–Xi'an High-Speed Railway )

The Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge  is a part of the Zhengzhou–Xi'an High-Speed Railway which connects Zhengzhou and Xi'an, in China. The bridge is 79,732 metres (261,588 ft) (49.5 Miles) long crossing the Wei River twice, as well as many other rivers, highways and railways. Upon its completion, it was the longest bridge in the world, but surpassed by two new bridges on Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway that completed in 2010.

The bridge was completed in 2008 but the railway line itself did not open until February 6, 2010.


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