The landmark steel-arch bridge once held the world’s record for longest steel-arch bridge — 550 meters. It was overtaken this year, however? by Chaotianmen Bridge (552 meters) across the Yangtze River in Chongqing.
Lupu Bridge opened in 2003, connecting downtown with Pudong. It connects the Outer Ring Road with the Inner Ring Road, extending the North-South Elevated Road to Pudong.
Completed in 1995, the bridge from Minhang District spans 2,202 meters to connect the city’s north and south trunk expressways. It is a dual four-lane road permitting speeds of up to 100kph.
Investment totaled 446 million yuan, overwhelmingly from domestic financing.
Construction cost 2.5 billion yuan and took under three years to complete.
The 8.7-kilometer-long bridge is the first to be constructed entirely of steel. The earlier Nanpu, Yangpu and Xupu bridges are all cable-stayed.
A sightseeing platform on the bridge offers the most spectacular view of World Expo 2010 sites on both sides of the river. Admission is 80 yuan per person.
The bridge, completed in 1991, was the first to span the river, fulfilling a long-held dream and becoming a model for construction of the Yangpu, Xupu and Fengpu bridges.
The 8,346-meter span connects Lujiabang area in downtown Puxi with the south pier in the Pudong New Area.
The cable-secured bridge has two 154-meter-high, H-shaped towers.
Construction of the China-designed bridge took three years and set several national records at the time, including working 110 meters above the ground when installing suspension cables.
Opened in 1997, the cable-stayed bridge links the southern downtown to Pudong and is an easy route between Hongqiao Airport and Pudong International Airport.
It extends 1,072 meters with dual eight-lane road and two 217-meter-high A-shaped towers. It also has bicycle lanes.
The monumental cable-stayed bridge, completed in 1993, spans 7,658 meters and features two 208-meter-high, inverted-Y-shaped towers.
Completion of the bridge marked the beginning of soaring economic growth in Pudong. The project cost 330 million yuan (US$48 million).
The six-lane bridge connects the Inner Ring Road in Yangpu District with Pudong and is 11 kilometers below the Nanpu Bridge.
The bridge has a harp-like array of 256 suspension cables, in 32 pairs. It has a pedestrian lane on each side. Traffic can move at a maximum 60kph.