China Leading the World in Long-Span Bridge Construction, IBC Hears

The author reports on news regarding long-span bridge construction from the International Bridge Conference (IBC) in Pittsburgh. China will have five of the ten longest suspension bridges and seven of the ten longest cable-stayed bridges in the world by 2010. Representatives for China's TY Lin International and the Bridge Science Research Institute gave statistics on such projects as the more than ten bridges built over the Yangtze in the last decade, as well as the fact that the country soon will be beating its own record for the world's longest arch bridge. An IBC delegation will be visiting China in the next year because of these developments. Additional IBC news unrelated to China is also included. In the United States, a Virginia Department of Transportation representative reported on public private partnership implementation in the commonwealth, with the tolled Pocahontas Parkway given as an example. An insert lists winners of various IBC awards, including firms listed in the article.


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  • Accession Number: 01050421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 2007 4:08PM