Zhijing River Bridge

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Zhijing River Bridge

支井河大桥
Zhijinghe River Bridge-1.jpg
Coordinates30°37′33″N 110°11′48″E / 30.625846°N 110.196594°E / 30.625846; 110.196594Coordinates: 30°37′33″N 110°11′48″E / 30.625846°N 110.196594°E / 30.625846; 110.196594
CarriesChina Expwy G50 sign no name.svg G50 Shanghai–Chongqing Expressway
CrossesZhijinghe River
LocaleBadong County, Hubei, China
Official nameZhijinghe Daqiao
Characteristics
DesignArch
MaterialSteel
Longest span430 m (1,410 ft)
Clearance below294 m (965 ft)
History
OpenedNovember 28th, 2009

Zhijing River Bridge was the highest arch bridge in the world upon its completion in 2009. The 294 metres high bridge in the Three Gorges region of China carries the G50 Shanghai–Chongqing Expressway across the valley of the Zhijing River, a northern tributary of the Qing River. With a main span of 430 metres the bridge is also one of the 20 longest arch bridges in the world. The bridge is located between the towns of Yesanguan and Dazhiping in Badong County of the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Hubei Province. The world's highest bridge the Sidu River Bridge is situated only 20km eastwards along the G50 Shanghai–Chongqing Expressway.

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  • [1] on HighestBridges.com