Longjiang bridge

Longjiang bridge

The Longjiang bridge 云南龙江特大桥 Wuhexiang,Baoshan, Yunnan, China/The Longjiang River is the largest obstacle along a new spur expressway that will branch off from the G56 to the city of Tengchong in western Yunnan Province. To get across the 300 meter deep river gorge, the engineers have designed the longest span high bridge on earth with a tower to tower distance of 3,924 feet (1,196 meters) - nearly as long as the Golden Gate Bridge. Longjiang will surpass the distance of both Aizhai and Balinghe Bridges which previously held the long span record honors among the world's highest bridges.The Longjiang crossing will also be unique among China's big mountain suspension bridges with a thin steel box girder deck that breaks away from the traditional truss deck used on earlier bridges like Siduhe, Balinghe, Lishuihe and Aizhai. The upcoming Puli Bridge in eastern Yunnan will also have a steel box deck. The two towers on Longjiang will measure 548 feet (167 meters) and 393 feet (120 meters) high. Longjiang Bridge 龙江大桥 Wuhexiang, Yunnan, China 958 feet high / 292 meters high 3,924 foot span / 1,196 meter span 2016 www.highestbridges.com  D.M. Longjiang Grand Bridge is due to open to traffic on May 1 after passing load testing in early April. It will connect the large cities of Baoshand and Tengchong, and is the tallest of its kind to be built between two mountains on the continent. As an added perk, it offers drivers breathtaking views of the sublime natural scenery all around. The project is thought to have cost around 1.5 billion yuan (£151 million) to bring to completion. The central span of the bridge, which is the distance between the two main towers, measures 3,924 feet and is only slightly shorter than that of the famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The longest suspension bridge in the world is the Pearl Bridge in Japan with a length of 12,831 feet. 

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