First cross-river railway bridge linking two of the world’s biggest countries, China and Russia, is completed.
The bridge named China-Russia Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye Bridge is 2,215 meters (7,300 feet) long.
Majority of the bridge, about 1,886 meters (6,200 feet), is on the Chinese side.
A new railway bridge linking Russia and China’s railway systems was completed on August 17, 2021. The completion of the project, named China-Russia Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye bridge, comes seven years after the two countries held groundbreaking ceremonies in February 2014.
With the new bridge, the railway transportation distance from China’s Heilongjiang province to Moscow via Tongjiang will be shortened by 809 kilometers (500 miles), cutting 10 hours of transportation time.
The bridge is 2,215 meters (7,300 feet) long. Its structure was finished in 2019 while the final piece of track was laid on August 17. Majority of the bridge, about 1,886 meters (6,200 feet), is on the Chinese side.
But the Tongjiang-Nizhneleninskoye Bridge isn’t the only bridge linking two of the world’s biggest countries. A road bridge which can handle regular freight coming on trucks was unveiled in 2019. It connects Heihe in China and Blagoveshchensk in Russia.
These two cities are also working on what will be the world’s first cross-national-border cable car. When complete, the project, designed by Dutch architects UNStudio, will be able to ferry tourists from one side to the other in less than eight minutes.