Innovation in Bridges
WINNER Anhui Transport Consulting & Design Institute Co., Ltd | Wuhu, Anhui, China
Second Wuhu Yangtze River Highway Bridge
The Second Wuhu Yangtze River Highway Bridge under construction in Wuhu, Anhui, China, will improve the regional highway network and
promote economic and social development in central China. Connected to the Wuhu-Tongling Freeway, the CNY 9. 45 billion 57-kilometer project
includes a 13-kilometer-long bridge, with extensions of 23 and 21 kilometers on the north and south banks respectively.
The bridge is notable as the largest assembly of whole steel beam sections, and the longest cable-stayed span with four cable planes. Working in
the Project Wise collaborative environment with 3D bridge design solutions by Bentley, Anhui Transport Consulting & Design Institute carried out
design and review 20 percent more efficiently, and shortened design delivery time by eight weeks. The resulting 3D information model will reduce
operation and maintenance costs by an estimated USD 2 million.