Badong Yangtze River Bridge

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Badong Yangtze River Bridge
巴东长江大桥
Badong, Hubei, China
482 feet high / 147 meters high
1,273 foot span / 388 meter span
2004


As the closest upstream bridge to China’s famous 3 Gorges dam, the Badong Yangtze River cable stayed bridge crosses over a section of the 3 Gorges reservoir about 500 feet (152 meters) deep. Stretching 373 miles (600 kms) from the dam to the city of Chongqing, this massive body of water has resulted in the construction of dozens of new bridges large and small including 5 of the world’s 11 highest reservoir bridges. China is home to 9 of the world’s 10 highest reservoir bridges.

Badong Yangtze bridge consists of two planes of cables connected to a concrete A-frame tower with a main span of 1,273 feet (388 meters). The highest of the two massive pylons measures 715 feet (218 meters) from the foundation to the “silver ball”.



Badong Yangtze River Bridge Elevation


中国著名的三峡大坝上游最近的跨越长江的桥,巴东长江大桥(为斜拉桥结构)坐落在三峡库区大约152米水深位置的河床断面位置。在从三峡大坝到重庆之间的373英里(600公里)间的长江水域内,建立了大大小小的长江大桥,成为了世界上最高的11座水库库区大桥中其中5座。当然,中国是世界上前10高库区大桥中9座大桥的故乡。

巴东长江大桥是双塔双索面的A型混凝土主塔斜拉桥,主跨388米。从主塔基础到主塔塔顶的“银球”之间最高有218米之多。


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Early construction view showing the original Yangtze River water elevation before the reservoir formed beneath the bridge. Image by cnhubei.com.


Image by Anna Carlin.



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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


The large Forest Park arch Bridge 10 kilometers east of Badong along the south side of the Yangtze 3 Gorges reservoir. The 160 meter span was originally 125 meters high before the 3 Gorges reservoir cut that height in half.



Badong Yangtze River Bridge satellite image.

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