The equipment rental division of China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group supplied two Potain MC 475, two MC 310 K16 and two MCT 205.

The MC 310 K16 and MC 475 cranes are handling construction of the bridge towers. Standing at 51.8 m, the MC 310 K16 offers a 16t capacity and a maximum of 70m of reach while the Potain MC 475 provides a 25t maximum capacity and up to 80m of reach.  The two MC 475 models will require only six anchorages to reach their final working height for the 250m main bridge towers. The MCT 205 units are constructing the anchor foundations.

As the city’s first double-deck bridge, the new Yangsigang Bridge will serve as an express route between Hangyang district and Wuchang district, two of the three major towns in Wuhan. The bridge will carry ten lanes of traffic, with the upper deck being an expressway and the lower deck an arterial road.

Upon completion, the project will become the longest suspended span bridge in China, and the, second longest in the world. It will be the first double-deck bridge across the Yangtze River and is expected to cost RMB8.5bn ($1.27bn). Construction is expected to complete in the first half of 2019.