Friday, April 4, 2008

China Stamp: 2008-8

China Stamps
Name: Sutong(Suzhou-Nantong) Yangtze Highway Bridge
Number: 2008-8
Date of Issue: 12 April 2008
Value: 2 stamps/set

The Suzhou-Nantong Yangtze Highway Bridge (Chinese: 苏通长江公路大桥), located between Suzhou and Nantong in Jiangsu Province and with a total length of 32.4 km, is the largest and most complicated bridge project in China's bridge-building history. Programmed by the Ministry of Communications of China, it is an important passage for national arterial highways to bridge over the Yangtze River, as well as an integral component of the highway framework of Jiangsu Province. This cable-stayed bridge has the world's longest span, deepest foundation, highest tower and longest cable. It is of great significance to perfecting the arterial highway networks of Jiangsu and the country at large, promoting the overall development in areas along the Yangtze River and improving shipping safety in the Yangtze River.

More information on Official Website

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