Apengjiang Railway Bridge Qianzhang

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Apengjiang Railway Bridge Qianzhang
Qianjiang, Chongqing, China
476 feet high / 145 meters high
787 foot span / 240 meter span

The Apengjiang Railway Bridge Qianzhang is the highest bridge on the Qianjiang-Zhangjiajie-Changde Railway that runs 340 kilometers between Qianjiang, Chongqing and Changde, Hunan with the famous Zhangjiajie city and National Park in the middle. Although only 23 kilometers of the line is in Chongqing Province, this is where the 2 most spectacular bridges are located across the Apengjiang and Qianjiang Rivers. The line runs for 56 kilometers in Hubei Province and 261 kilometers in Hunan Province. Bridges and tunnels make up 79 percent of the line.

An extremely rare Chinese extradosed bridge, the crossing of the Apengjiang will be a rare feat of engineering with a large man span of 240 meters supported by piers as tall as 173.7 meters. Located at kilometer the entire structure is 1,360.5 meters long. Several kilometers to the south the line will cross the tight gorge of the Qianjiang River on a railway bridge approximately 125 meters high.

Click on the excellent YouTube channel "Chinese Bridge" to see a video of the Apengjiang Qianzhang Railway Bridge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8DAyKXhl44

Apengjiang Railway Bridge plan.

Apengjiang Railway Bridge location map.

Qianjiang-Zhangjiajie-Changde Railway map.

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