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Yangshan Port is close to a chain of islands between Hangzhou Bay and the mouth of the Yangtze River. As a natural and superb deepwater port, it is about 27 kilometers away from Luchao Port in Nanhui District. Donghai Bridge links the port with Shanghai's network of communication lines and gives it good connections with the economic hinterland of the Yangtze River Delta.
Visitors may come to the port for two reasons: one is to see China’s first island deep water port with more than 5,000 TEUs, and 15 meters draft for the sixth generation of container ships. And the other is Donghai Bridge.
Donghai Bridge, 32.5 kilometers long, is the third-longest and once the longest cross-sea bridge in the world. It was completed on December 10, 2005, linking Yangshan Island with Pudong and connecting mainland Shanghai to the offshore Yangshan Deep-Water Port.
Donghai Bridge was one of the focal points during the first-stage construction of the port. With a two-way, six-lane expressway equipped with emergency parking areas, it is 31.5 meters wide and designed for vehicles to travel at up to 80km per hour. It takes less than an hour by bus to go from Pudong to the port across the bridge.
The harbor city is located at the far southeast tip of Shanghai. It is an alluvial deposit created by silt of Yangtze River and tide from the East China Sea. Because of its new design, Lingang New City has a good layout, with broad roads and plenty of green space, close to Yangshan Port. Shanghai Ocean University and Shanghai Maritime University have moved to this new city, which will bring a lot of young people and cultural facilities.
The first construction phase of the new city was completed in 2008. The second and third phases of construction will follow until completion in 2020.