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The Nanpu Bridge, opened to the public on September 1st, 1991, is a sister bridge to the Yangpu Bridge across the Huangpu River in Shanghai. The bridge with an 8346-meter-length and a main span of 423 meters is one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world. The towers with an “H” shape are 150 meters high and have the name of Nanpu Bridge written by Deng Xiaoping (one of the greatest leaders in China). The spiral bridge extends to Puxi area is identified as a wonder in the bridge construction of the world.
The main bridge is 30.35 meters wide with 6 vehicles lanes. The speed limit is 40 kilometres per hour on Nanpu Bridge. The two- meter-wide sidewalks on each side of the main bridge are useful for people to go sightseeing. Visitors can take the elevator to the main bridge to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the Huangpu River. Nanpu Bridge is the earliest bridge across the Huangpu River in Shanghai city.