haoxing, China DM - The world’s longest and widest multi-pylon cable-stayed bridge has opened in China after seven years of construction work

The Jiaxing-Shaoxing Sea Bridge stretches 6.2miles (10 kilometres) over the Hangzhou Bay, in Shaoxing, China.

It is mainly supported by two cable-towers, both of which reach 745ft in the air, and has a main body stretching 2,560ft wide.

The six-lane bridge opened to traffic on May 28th but the final tweaks were made on Monday.

The high speed bridge is designed for vehicles travelling exclusively above 60mph and pedestrians, motorbikes and cars with a maximum speed below 45mph are not allowed to cross.

It starts from the front part of Maqing Road in Haicang District in Xiamen and ends at Houzhai, Longhai in Zhangzhou.

A cable-stayed bridge has one of more towers where the cables are attached to support the bridge’s deck.

They can appear similar to a suspension bridge, but its construction differs.

Before the construction of the Jiaxing-Shaoxing bridge, China already had three bridges in the top ten of largest cable-stayed bridges.

The top position was held by The Russky Bridge, in Vladivostok, Russia, with China’s Sutong Bridge in Suzhou, Nantong in second place.