Construction has begun on the 920m-long Danjiang Bridge, crossing the mouth of the Tamsui River that flows through Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), the project will be the world’s longest single-mast, asymmetric cable-stayed bridge when opened in 2024.
Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by MIR
The bridge is estimated to cost $405m, and will contain road, cycle and pedestrian lanes, and be supported by a 200m long mast.
ZHA says the Danjiang Bridge will spur development in northern Taiwan, reducing congestion by linking Highway 2 on the Tamsui River’s eastern side with Highway 15, the West Coast Expressway and the Bali-Xindian Expressway on the western side.Â Â Â
Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by VA
The Danjiang Bridge aims to decrease traffic by 30% on the Guandu Bridge which is 5km upriver. It will reduce the time taken to travel the 15km between Bali and Tamsui on either side of the river by 25 minutes.
ZHA worked with a Sinotech Engineering Consultants and Leonhardt, AndrÃ¤ and Partner joint venture on the project.
Top image: Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by MIR