The printing of a three-dimensional bridge of 15.25 meters long, 3.8 meters wide, 1.2 meters high has been completed and will be installed in a park in Putuo District after a series of testing, according to a Xinmin Evening News report.
Once put into use, it will be the first 3D printed bridge in China.
It took the constructor Shanghai Construction & Mechanized Construction Group 35 days to print the bridge with ASA engineering plastics, fiberglass and ageing resistance material, according to the report.
However, the preparation work took the constructor around 18 months, including the printing of three smaller bridges of 1 meter, 5 meters and 15 meters.
With a lifespan of around 30 years, the bridge will be set up at the Central Park of Taopu Intelligent and Innovation City in Putuo District.