Wulingshan Bridge

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Wulingshan Bridge

Aerial view Wulingshan bridge——the highest bridge in Chongqing


武陵山大桥 Pengshui, Chongqing, China 863 feet high / 263 meters high 1,181 foot span / 360 meter span 2009 G65 Baomao Expressway, Pengshui Miaozutujiazuzizhixian, Chongqing Shi, China/Opened in 2009, the G65 Chongqing-Hunan Expressway is a new 4-lane highway that connects the city and municipality of Chongqing with Hunan Province. Roughly following the path of the Wujiang River, the route is one more “spoke” in a hub of highways that radiate out from Chongqing – the largest inland river port and western China’s most populous city. Threading through the rugged and spectacular Wujiang River gorge, the highway traverses several high tributaries near the city of Pengshui. The most impressive of these crossings is the Wulingshan bridge. Rising 863 feet (263 mtrs) above a chasm cut so deep the river is nearly hidden from view, Wulingshan is the fourth highest cable stayed bridge in the world after the Baluarte bridge in Mexico, the Liuchonghe Bridge in China and the Millau Viaduct in France. Wulingshan has two planes of stays radiating out in a fan arrangement from a pair of A-frame towers. The higher of the two towers rises 617 feet (188 mtrs) from foundation to top. The bridge is located near the old National Road 319 approximately 25 miles (40 kms) east of Pengshui.//www.highestbridges.com