Completed in 2008, the Sutong Bridge crosses the Yangtze River and connects the cities of Nantong and Changshu. Travel time from Shanghai to Nantong was cut from four hours to just one hour. It is a cable-stayed bridge, and the height comes from the massive towers supporting a 1km span in the middle. All told, the bridge is 8.2km long. It received the 2010 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.