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Jiashao Cross-Sea Bridge In Hangzhou Bay Is World's Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge

07/19/2013 12:53 pm ET

Here at HuffPost Travel, we think bridges are just swell.

We followed the opening of the world's longest tunnel-to-tunnel expansion bridge, as well as the longest cross-sea bridge in 2011. We also really like Taiwan's Xiying Rainbow Bridge, which lights up at night.

And on Friday, the world's longest cable-stayed bridge opened to traffic.

Jiashao Bridge is the second cross-sea bridge across Hangzhou Bay in China. The bridge is a massive eight lane structure that spans approximately 6.28 miles.

Shanghai, located to the northeast of Jiaxing, would normally be a three hour trip for drivers coming from Shaoxing. The commute is now halved with the opening of the Jiashao Bridge.

See photos of the incredible bridge below:

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