Wushan Yangtze River Bridge

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Wushan Yangtze River Bridge
巫山长江大桥
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Coordinates 31°03′47″N 109°54′08″E / 31.063056°N 109.902111°E / 31.063056; 109.902111Coordinates: 31°03′47″N 109°54′08″E / 31.063056°N 109.902111°E / 31.063056; 109.902111
Crosses Yangtze River
Locale Wushan, Chongqing, China
Characteristics
Design Arch Bridge
Material steel/concrete
Total length 616 metres (2,021 ft)
Height 130 metres (430 ft)
Longest span 460 metres (1,510 ft)
Clearance above 180 metres (590 ft)
History
Construction start 2001
Construction cost ¥160 million[1]
Opened 2005
Wushan Yangtze River Bridge is located in Chongqing
Wushan Yangtze River Bridge
Wushan Yangtze River Bridge
Location in Chongqing

The Wushan Yangtze River Bridge is an arch bridge, which carries S301 Provincial Road across the Yangtze River near Wushan, Chongqing, China. Completed in 2005, the 130 metres (430 ft) high arch spans 460 metres (1,510 ft) ranking it in the top ten longest arch bridges in the world.[2] The bridge is also among the highest in the world however, the reservoir created by the construction of the Three Gorges Dam has increased the height of the water below the bridge, and the full 180 metres (590 ft) clearance is no longer visible.

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  1. ^ Zhongfu Xiang; Anbang Gu (2010), "Research and application of concrete filled steel tube arch bridge", ARCH'10 - 6th International Conference on Arch Bridges, School of Civil & Architecture, Chongqing Jiaotong University, retrieved 7 August 2014
  2. ^ Wushan Yangtze River Bridge at Structurae

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