The grand construction work began in August 2020 and is one of Dissing+Weitling’s more recent projects in China done in collaboration with HPDI Guangzhou.
- Road Bridges and Tunnels
- 2019 - 2023
- Guangxi Provincial Transportation Investment Group
- HPDI Guangzhou
The Longmen suspension bridge is a major component of the principal line of the Guangxi Binhai Expressway - an important channel connecting the Beibu Gulf Economic Zone, the only coastal sightseeing highway in Guangxi. The grand construction work began in August 2020 and is one of Dissing+Weitling’s more recent projects in China done in collaboration with HPDI Guangzhou.
The bridge is the first mega bridge in Guangxi, which is seating in the south of Guangxi Province. The bridge is designed as a two-way six-lane expressway and will get a span between the pylons of 1.100 metres and a clearance of 44.5 metres. It will be able to meet the navigation demands of 20,000-metic-ton ships.
The Dragon Gate
Dissing+Weitling’s bridge design is inspired by the Chinese history and culture; the expression of the pylons refer to the old Chinese gates and the signs means “Dragons Gate”.
- We aimed for a bridge that will not only get people faster across the river and help boost a region economically, but will also act as a destination in itself, says Architect and Partner Jesper B. Henriksen from Dissing+Weitling.
The construction of the Longmen Bridge is expected to be completed in four years, with – according to China Daily – an overall investment of 5.71 billion yuan ($835.08 million).
- The Longmen Bridge project is an outcome of our fruitful and close collaboration with HPDI Guangzhou. We are working together with our Chinese partner on another grand landmark – the Huangmaohai Bridge. Besides that we have a long history within bridge design, this kind of continuous co-lab is what makes it possible to create this state-of-the-art Danish-Chinese bridge project, says Jesper.