New Shougang Bridge – Beijing
The design of the bridge is from the Belgian architect Nicolas GODELET of Beijing Gejian Architectural Design Consulting Co Ltd and living in Beijing It is an entirely welded steel structure with 45 000 tonnes of steel plates (more than for the National Stadium “Bird’s Nest”).
Coating with ZINGA started in 2017. In total 182 tons of ZINGA was used (internal and external of steel structure). It is the world’s first twin tower cable stayed steel composite bridge. 1 354 meters in length and 54 9 meters in width. It is the highest bridge in Beijing City with two distinct steel arch towers of 125 and 90 meters, 4 lanes in both directions, and it is the widest bridge in China. The bridge opened to trafic on 29 September 2019.
The external was coated with ZINGA 1 x 60 µm DFT and topcoated with AkzoNobel I.P. mid- and topcoats. The internal application was a ZINGA-unique system of 1 x 80 µm DFT.