Furong River Bridge

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Furong River Bridge
芙蓉江特大桥为
Coordinates 29°02′31″N 107°50′24″E / 29.042°N 107.840°E / 29.042; 107.840Coordinates: 29°02′31″N 107°50′24″E / 29.042°N 107.840°E / 29.042; 107.840
Crosses Furong River
Locale Haokouxiang, Chongqing, China
Characteristics
Design Beam Bridge
Material Concrete
Total length 549 metres (1,801 ft)
Height 240 metres (790 ft)
Longest span 230 metres (750 ft)
Furong River Bridge is located in Chongqing
Furong River Bridge
Furong River Bridge
Location in Chongqing

Furong River Bridge is a concrete cantilever bridge near Haokouxiang, on the border of Wulong County and Pengshui Miao and Tujia Autonomous County in Chongqing, China. The bridge spans 230 metres (750 ft) over the Furong River a tributary of the Wu River. At 240 metres (790 ft) high it is among the 25 highest bridges in the world.

Construction accident[edit]

During construction an accident occurred when cable snapped causing a cableway container with over 20 workers to fall onto the partially built road deck. 11 workers died in the accident and 12 more were seriously injured.[1]

See also[edit]

List of highest bridges in the world

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Furongjiang River Bridge". Retrieved 3 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Furong River Bridge at Wikimedia Commons