Cross-sea bridges boost development of Yangkou Port
Construction of the Yellow Sea Second Bridge is now in full swing. [Photo/rdxmt.com]
The Yellow Sea Second Bridge is a major infrastructure project being undertaken in the Yangkou Port Economic Development Zone in Rudong county – administered by Nantong city in East China's Jiangsu province – which when completed is expected to bring substantial economic benefits.
This structure follows the first Yellow Sea Bridge, with a total length of 12.6 kilometers and a total investment of 1 billion yuan ($154.45 million), which opened to traffic in 2008 and saw the activation of a key maritime logistics channel for Yangkou Port.
In the wake of the start of operations of the Yellow Sea Bridge, the China National Petroleum Corporation Jiangsu LNG project started up at Yangguang Island, located at Yangkou Port Economic Development Zone. At present, the third phase of the LNG project is in full swing.
Over the past decade, driven by major energy projects, the once-deserted island has gradually grown into a global distribution center of LNG resources: there are 25 receiving stations worldwide, while the gas sources cover all the continents.
In mid-February 2020, the construction of the Yellow Sea Second Bridge, with a total investment of 1 billion yuan, officially started.
Port officials said that after its completion, the carrying capacity of tank trucks and the support capacity for industrial projects in Yangkou Port area will be greatly enhanced.