China Opens World's Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge

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The world's biggest multi-pylon cable-stayed bridge opened to traffic in eastern China on Friday (July 19). The Jiaxing-Shaoxing Sea-Crossing Bridge, which stretches 10 kilometres across the Hangzhou Bay in Zhejiang Province, took over four years to complete, designers said. The main 10-kilometre stretch across the Qiantang river estuary has six masts and cost over 6.4 billion yuan (1 billion U.S. dollars), designers said.