Global Layout
The shape of the bridge was inspired by the traditional curvilinear shapes in Chinese bridges and by the technology involved.
Side Detail
Whereas in the two lateral thirds of the bridge, one part works like a ribbon bridge and the second one like an arch bridge (thus the first pulling towards the center of the bridge and the second one pulling away from it), in the central third of the span both technologies work together in order to zero out the forces involved in the first place.
Span Detail
The two linked structural systems meet in the middle of the bridge.