The Xianju Teda Bridge, an important part of the first phase of Hangzhou-Wenzhou High-speed Railway, was closed on May 21, marking a significant step towards the railway's completion.
The bridge, located in Guanlu town, Xianju county, spans 145.5 meters.
Construction of the Hangzhou-Wenzhou High-speed Railway is divided into two phases. The first phase links Yiwu with Wenzhou while the second connects Yiwu with Hangzhou.
The railway's opening is expected to shorten the travel time between Hangzhou and Wenzhou to about 1 hour. It will also further the integration of the Yangtze River Delta, a region encompassing the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui as well as Shanghai municipality, and bolster the construction of the "one-hour" traffic circle pattern in Zhejiang, in which passengers from a city in the province can get to another within an hour.
The Yiwu-Wenzhou section stretches 218.61 kilometers and has a designed speed of 350 km/h. It will have seven stops including Yiwu, Dongyang, Pan'an, Xianju, Nanxijiang, Yongjia and Wenzhou.
The section is scheduled to be opened to traffic this year.