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Tiaoshun Bridge opens to cross-sea traffic in Guangdong, to facilitate Greater Bay Area communications
Published: Jun 28, 2021 03:33 PM
 
Tiaoshun Bridge Photo: China News Service

Tiaoshun Bridge Photo: China News Service



Just three days ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), a new cross-sea bridge was inaugurated in South China on Monday to link the western part of Guangdong Province with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. 

The Tiaoshun Bridge in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, was officially opened to traffic on Monday after three years of construction. 

A major project in Guangdong, the 9.36-kilometer bridge connects Tiaoshun Island and Haidong New Area in Zhanjiang and is expected to play a crucial role in the economic development of western Guangdong. The bridge is 37.5 meters wide and has six lanes for traffic on both sides, and the designed speed is 80 kilometers per hour for vehicles. It was designed by Guangdong Communication Planning and Design Institute Group and constructed by China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group.

The name of the bridge, Tiaoshun, was written in seal script, an ancient Chinese writing style, implying harmony and beauty. 

On the same day, another great project kicked off in Southwest China. The Baihetan Hydropower Station, the world's largest hydropower project under construction, started its operations of the first group of unique 1 million kilowatt generating units. 

Analysts said the breakthrough of the projects reflected the advantages of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, under the leadership of the CPC, in concentrating its efforts and resources on major projects.

Global Times 


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