The 6.4km-long Wufengshan Bridge crosses the Yangtze river and has a main span of 1,092m.  The upper level carries eight lanes of traffic with a maximum speed of 100km/h, while the lower level comprises four rail lines with a design speed of 250km/h.

The country’s first suspension bridge that integrates highway and rail is located in east China's Jiangsu Province, linking Yangzhou and Zhenjiang.

According to the state-run Xinhua News Agency, construction of the bridge is expected to be completed this year, reducing travel time from 11 to three hours between Lianyungang in Jiangsu province and Shanghai.

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