Aizhai Grand Canyon

Aizhai Grand Canyon

Aizhai bridge and Aizhai Grand Canyon 矮寨风光 Aizhaizhen, Xiangxi, Hunan, China Aizhai bridge and Aizhai Grand Canyon, located in Hunan,China. The Aizhai Bridge was constructed between 2007 and 2012 to carry the G65 Baotou–Maoming Expressway across Dehang Grand Canyon in Hunan province,China. The impressive structure has a main span of 1,146 metres and a deck height of 350 metres above the ground. When built, it was the world’s sixth highest bridge and fifteenth longest suspension bridge. It was also the world’s highest and longest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge, and of the world’s 400 highest bridges, none had a longer main span.To provide a smooth and comfortable drivingsurface for vehicles at each end of the bridge’s deck, while enabling the deck to expand, contract and otherwise move and rotate as required by the bridge’s design, mageba supplied four large expansion joints – two at each end of the bridge. The TENSA®MODULAR joints are of type LR17, each with 17 gaps to accommodate 1,360 mm of movement. The joints were designed for concreted connections to the bridge’s abutments, and welded connections to its steel deck.Aizhai, about 20 km away from the Jishou city in Xiangxi, is in the heart of the Wuling Mountains. The marvelous wonders of Aizhai, which has shocked the whole world, include marvelous bridge, strange road, queer valley, odd waterfall and customs. Aizhai, Dehang and Dragon cave, whose total area are 108 square kilometers. The bridge has been described " the wonders of Road Bridge under the sunshine". With the super large suspension bridge crossing canyon opening to traffic on the March 31, 2012, Aizhai catches the attention of the world .

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