Design and construction of the Second Humen Bridge, China

Xiaoming Wang, Pengbo Fei, Xinmin Zhang, You Dong, Okandze Danny Melchy

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Completed in 2019, the Second Humen Bridge in south China has created a much-needed additional link between Guangzhou and Dongguan in the economocially thriving Pearl River Delta region. It crosses the Nizhou and Dasha waterways with suspension main spans of 1688 m and 1200 m, respectively. The Nizhou crossing is the longest steel box girder suspension bridge in the world and, at 49·7 m wide, both crossings are the widest built. This paper describes their design and construction and the innovative techniques used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2018


  • bridges
  • buildings, structures & design
  • steel structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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