Changhua–Kaohsiung Viaduct

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The Changhua–Kaohsiung Viaduct is the world's second longest bridge.[1][2][3] The bridge acts as a viaduct for part of the railway line of the Taiwan High Speed Rail network. Over 200 million passengers had been carried over it by December 2012.[3]

Location[edit]

The Viaduct is part of the Taiwan High Speed Rail system.

The bridge goes from Baguashan (八卦山) in Changhua County to Zuoying in Kaohsiung.

Design[edit]

The bridge is 157,317m (516,132 ft) or 97.8 miles in length.[2] It was completed in 2007.[3] The railway is built across a vast series of viaducts, as they were designed to be earthquake resistant to allow for trains to stop safely during a seismic event and for repairable damage following a maximum design earthquake.[4] Bridges built over known fault lines were designed to survive fault movements without catastrophic damage.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sarah Lazarus (6 May 2018). "The $20 billion 'umbilical cord': China unveils the world's longest sea-crossing bridge". CNN. Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "20 Longest Bridges in the world". World Atlas. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Top 10 Longest Bridges in the world". Strongest in the world. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Seismic Resistant Viaduct Design for the Taiwan High Speed Rail Project". LUSAS. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  5. ^ Martin, Empelmann; Whittaker, David; Los, Eimert; Dorgarten, Hans-Wilhelm (2004). "Taiwan High Speed Rail Project – Seismic Design of Bridges Across the Tuntzuchiao Active Fault" (PDF). Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
Records
Preceded by
Bang Na Expressway
World's longest bridge
2004 – 2010
Succeeded by
Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge
Preceded by
Line 1, Wuhan Metro Bridge
World's longest railway bridge
2004 – 2010