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Ten world records! 120-second review of seven-year construction of Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link

By the end of June this year, the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link will be completed and ready for traffic.

As a major project of China's 13th Five-Year Plan, the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link is the only direct highway connection between the two major urban clusters of "Shenzhen-Dongguan-Huizhou" and "Zhuhai-Zhongshan-Jiangmen" in the Pearl River Delta. It holds significant strategic importance for promoting connectivity across the Pearl River, enables efficient allocation of various resources, supports the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and drives high-quality development in Guangdong.

Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link's 10 World Records

The Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge

1. The world's longest span fully offshore steel box girder suspension bridge (main span of 1666 meters).

2. The world's highest bridge deck and highest navigation clearance for a sea bridge (bridge deck height of 91 meters).

3. The world's largest offshore suspension bridge anchor (single anchor's concrete volume of approximately 344,000 cubic meters).

4. The world's highest wind resistance test speed for a suspension bridge (maximum flutter test wind speed of 83.7 m/s).

5. The world's largest steel bridge deck hot-mix epoxy asphalt paving (area of 378,800 square meters).

The Shenzhen-Zhongshan Tunnel

6. The world's longest two-way eight-lane immersed tube tunnel (length of 5,035 meters, consisting of 32 tube sections + one final joint).

7. The world's widest underwater steel shell-concrete immersed tube tunnel [standard tube section length of 165 meters, width of 46 meters (widest of 55.6 meters), height of 10.6 meters].

8. The world's largest single-volume cast for a steel-shell immersed tube using self-compacting concrete (single tube section concrete volume reaching 29,000 cubic meters, totaling 910,000 cubic meters).

9. The world's first underwater expressway interchange – airport interchange.

10. The world's widest (three-meter) repeatedly foldable M-shaped water stop used in the final joint of an immersed tube tunnel.

Video | Wan Wenlong, Shi Lei, Zhang Youqiong, Yao Zhihao, Zheng Xinqia

English Version | Leo

Editor | Zhang Xuanzhen, Alice, Monica, James

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