Sutong Bridge

  • photo of Sutong Bridge
  • photo of Sutong Bridge
  • photo of Sutong Bridge
LocationJiangsu, China
CrossesYangtze River
Statusin use
Open2008
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Length8 206 m
Height306 m
Clearance below62 m
Longest span1 088 m
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Sutong Bridge is the worlds second largest cable-stayed bridge with a span of 1,088 meters. The bridge crosses the Yangtze River between Nantong and Changshu. The bridge replaced the earlier ferry connection and reduced travel time between Shanghai and Nantong to one hour. Construction of Sutong Bridge started in 2003 and in 2008 opened it for traffic. Next to the bridge is a bridge museum.