An artist's impression of the new Xiangjiang River Bridge, China.

An artist's impression of the new Xiangjiang River Bridge, China.

China's CCCC Second Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. has been awarded the contract to construct the Xiangjiang River Bridge.

The 31.5 m wide bridge will be a basket arch structure with three 210 m-long spans.

Located at the Fuyuan Road, Changsha City, the total length of the project is 3.6 km.

In a statement CCCC said the CNY 880 million (US$ 130 million) bridge has a construction period of 760 days.

Construction of the steel arches is expected to be completed in 2011 with the bridge open to traffic by the end of 2012.

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