Lishui River Bridge

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Lishui River Bridge
澧水大桥
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Coordinates 29°06′57″N 110°15′33″E / 29.1158°N 110.2591°E / 29.1158; 110.2591Coordinates: 29°06′57″N 110°15′33″E / 29.1158°N 110.2591°E / 29.1158; 110.2591
Carries China Expwy G5513 sign no name.svg G5513 Changsha–Zhangjiajie Expressway
Crosses Lishui River
Locale Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
Other name(s) Lishuihe Bridge
Characteristics
Design Suspension
Material Steel
Total length 1,194 m (3,917 ft)
Width 24.5 m (80 ft)
Longest span 856 m (2,808 ft)
Clearance below 330 m (1,080 ft)
History
Construction start c. 2009/10
Opened December 2013, 2 (2-12-2013)
Lishui River Bridge is located in Hunan
Lishui River Bridge
Lishui River Bridge
Location in Hunan

The Lishui River Bridge (Lishuihe Bridge) (澧水大桥) is a suspension bridge near Zhangjiajie, in the Hunan Province of China. The bridge spans 856 m (2,808 ft) over the Lishui River gorge between the Yongding District and the Yongshun County. The bridge is part of an extension of the G5513 Changsha–Zhangjiajie Expressway to Huayuan that cut the 8 hour travel time between Zhangjiajie and Chongqing in half.[1] With 330 m (1,080 ft) of clearance above the river the bridge is one of the world's highest bridges.[2]

Construction[edit]

Construction of the bridge began around 2009/2010. An innovative technique was used to carry the pilot line across the gorge by rocket in early 2011. This technique was first used on the nearby Sidu River Bridge. On July 11, 2012, the final truss section was connected completing the main structure of the bridge.[3] The bridge and associated expressway were opened in December 2013.

Tourism[edit]

A rest stop and viewing area was built at the eastern end of the bridge. It provides panoramic views of the bridge and the Lishui River Gorge below.

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