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The Nanpu Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge located across the Huangpu river in Shanghai, China. Designed by the Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute, Shanghai Urban Construction College, and Shanghai Urban Construction Design Institute, with assistance from Holger S. Svensson, the Nanpu Bridge is the first cable stayed bridge with a span of over 400m in China. The most impressive aspect of this bridge is the circular design that reduces ‘the gradient of the approach to the bridge while keeping land use at minimal.’


The main bridge is 846m long with a main span length of 423m. Two “H”-shape RCC main towers, each of 150m high, are set up on both banks, with 22 pairs of steel cables being arranged in fan pattern and to support main girders. The construction of the Nanpu Bridge was commenced on December 15, 1988 and completed and open to traffic on December 1, 1991. Source: chinabridge.org