Hutong pylon will be with 325 m height the tallest pylon on earth. Shanghai-Changjiang River Bridge is a new Shanghai-controlled railway project, with total length of 11,072 meters. The link will be the world's tallest dual-use cable-stayed bridge, with main span of 1,092 meters. The bridge is divided into two layers, the lower with 4-line railway, the upper with 6-lane highway. Diamond-type concrete bridge pylons are 325 meters high. Based on the world's largest deep water sink foundation equivalent to 12 basketball courts and 115 meters depth.
Difficult geometry, changes of cross section and climbing 55 casting steps from bottom to top without major platform rebuild and
no plywood exchange - a big challenge for the Doka design team.
30 pieces automatic climbers SKE100 plus with telescopic platform adapt easy to geometry changes at each pylon leg.
With 1 piece Hydraulic unit V140 the platforms climbing all together, ensure high safety and always 100 % covered solution.
The wall formwork Top 50 with Doka Xface plywood allow high number of reuses.
Year of completion
2016 - 2019
China Railway Major Bridge Engineering GroupStructure
Type of structure
Piers and pylons
Concreting steps height
Overall length of bridge
Number of casting sections