Dagang Horizontal Rotating Bridge
The Dagang Bridge is located in the third channel of the Port of Kaohsiung and is part of the new on-going development for the "Old Harbor Area". The future bridge's north side will connect with the Pier 2 Art Center and Dayi Pier 2 Station of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) System, and its south side will link to the Port of Kaohsiung’s Penglai Shopping District.
The bridge's design adopts a single tower inclined suspension cable steel bridge with a platform length of 110 meters, as well as width varying from 5 to 12 meters, and having a tower height of 50 meters.
The exterior design integrally forms a uni-body with an FRP canvas of 84 meters, and a second floor landscape platform is added for visitors to stop by or rest.
The Dagang Bridge is a horizontal rotating bridge and can complete its rotation in 3 minutes. It is the first horizontal rotating bridge in Taiwan and the longest double-layer rotating bridge in Asia.
Total of three spans (12.5m + 55m + 42.5m) from end to end
First unit is a concrete beam bridge with 12.5m span
Second unit is a single tower cable-stayed bridge with spans of 55m + 42.5m
Second unit is also a swing bridge with horizontal rotation of piers to rotate in conjunction with the entry and exit of ships.