Hangzhou Bay Bridge connects Zhenjiadai, Haiyan, Jiaxing City in the north and Shuiluwan, Cixi, Ningbo City. Hangzhou Bay Bridge is currently the world’s third longest trans-oceanic bridge, after Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, China, and Lake Pontchartrain Bridge in America. It has a total length of 36 kilometers (22 miles) and a bridge length of 35.7 kilometers (22.2 miles).
Hangzhou Bay Bridge was put into use on May 1st, 2008. It has six lanes with a designed speed of 100 kilometers per hour and a life span of over 100 years. The bridge shortens the distance between Ningbo and Shanghai by over 120 kilometers, greatly reducing the stress of the crowded Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo Highway and forming a Jiangsu-Zhejiang-Shanghai two-hour traffic circle, centering on Shanghai.
The concept of landscape design was used for the first time in the designing of the bridge. Inspired by the Sudi Bridge over the West Lake of Hangzhou and taking the water environment of Hangzhou Bay and the psychological activities of drivers and passengers into consideration, designers planned the location and appearance of the bridge. Seen from above, the bridge resembles a beautiful, vigorous and dynamic “S”.
Opening hours: 24 hours
Connecting Area: Haiyan in Jiaxing City and Cixi in Ningbo City.