Workers set up the main cable. (Photo/Xinhua) The construction site of the Wuhan Yangsi Port Yangtze River Bridge is 200 meters high. And this is where nearly 80 workers from the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group work day and night. They shuttle on the "catwalks" on both sides connecting the north and south bank. Their main tasks include completing the main cable and the bridge deck, the pier body and the box girder, so that a beautiful "ladder" spreads over the Yangtze River.
Workers from the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Wen Yuanke, Feng Kui, Hu Guiming, Chen Fei, Shuare Ribu, Lai Shiliang on the construction platform (left to right).[Photo/Xinhua] The Yangsi Port Yangtze River Bridge is a double-tower, double-layer anchored steel truss girder highway suspension bridge with a main span of 1,700 meters. Upon completion, it will be the world's largest double-deck suspension bridge.
Huang Hua (middle), 41, and his fellow workers take an elevator to work. It takes more than seven minutes to get to the top.[Photo/Xinhua] At present, due to high temperature, workers start at 5 or 6 o'clock every morning. Then they take a break at noon, the hottest time of the day, and return to the ground in the evening.
Chen Xiaohui, 34, from Wuhan, is responsible for receiving construction materials from the tower crane.[Photo/Xinhua]
Liu Neng, 34, from Luzhou, Sichuan province, works with a fellow worker at high altitude.[Photo/Xinhua]