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UPDATED: 08:59, May 26, 2005
China's first bridge across a portion of sea joined
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The picture taken on May 25, 2005 shows a ceremony held in Shanghai to celebrate the joining together of the two ends of a bridge connecting Luchao port, on the coast of Shanghai, and Minor Yangshan Isle, in Hangzhou Bay of the East China Sea. When fully completed, it is the first bridge in China across a portion of the sea. With a length of 32.5 km and a width of 31.5 meters, the bridge,named East China Sea Bridge, will be the only passage to the Yangshan Isles, where a deep-water port is being built. (Xinhua photo)

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The photo features the East China Sea Bridge, the first bridge in China across a portion of sea in the rising sun.Two ends of the Bridge were joined May 25, 2005. Connecting the Luchao Port of Shanghai and Minor Yangshan Island in Hangzhou, the bridge has a length of 32.5 km and a width of 31.5 meters. The bridge runs 40 meters above the sea and its biggest navigable passage is capable of accommodating cargo vessels with 10,000 dead weight tonnages. The speed limit for its six lands is 80 kph. It will be put into use in November.

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Constructors are busy in making preparations for joining the two ends of the bridge.

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Two ends of the East China Sea Bridge, the first bridge in China across a portion of sea were joined May 25, 2005. Connecting the Luchao Port of Shanghai and Minor Yangshan Island in Hangzhou, the bridge has a length of 32.5 km and a width of 31.5 meters. The bridge runs 40 meters above the sea and its biggest navigable passage is capable of accommodating cargo vessels with 10,000 dead weight tonnages. The speed limit for its six lands is 80 kph. It will be put into use in November.

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