Double-deck bridge paves way for high-speed city development
A bird's-eye view of the main structure of Daoqingzhou Bridge in Fujian province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The main structure of Daoqingzhou Bridge that connects downtown Fuzhou with Binhai New Town in Changle district was completed recently, local media outlets reported on Jan 14.
Daoqingzhou Bridge is 6.82 kilometers long. A 4.4 km session of the bridge was designed double-deck, which made the bridge the first double-deck bridge in Fujian province.
The upper deck is a two-way six-lane highway and the lower deck is a metro line for Metro Line 6.
The double-deck bridge will cut travel time between Fuzhou and Changle in half to 25 minutes and is expected to play a key role in developing Binhai New Town and upgrading the city's transportation system.
The bridge will undergo a series of tests and evaluations before it opens to traffic, a bridge contractor said.