China Bridges 90 to 100 meters
Qingganhe (97 meters high) is another bridge created to cross a tributary flooded by the massive 3 Gorges reservoir in Western China. The large concrete filled steel tubular arch spans 840 feet (256 mtrs) in the mountains near Zigui, Hubei. The span was completed in 2000.
The third highest bridge in Guangdong province, the Jinkeng bridge (95 meters high) is located on the Yingde-Foshan highway. Dubu Bridges #1 and 2 are the highest in the province.
The Bincao Hillock (90 meters high) is the third highest single tower cable stayed bridge in the world after Japan’s Ayunose bridge and the Qing Jiang bridge near Enshi, Hubei.
One of the highest bridges in Fujian Province, the Shikongshan viaduct (90 meters high) consists of two long bridges that snake over a deep river valley near Longyan. Completed in 2002, the longest spans are 509 feet (155 mtrs).
Completed in 1973, the Gangouzi (85 meters high) was the highest road bridge in China for several years before the Yesanhe arch opened in 1977. One of the most photogenic of China’s high arch bridges, the 315 foot (96 mtr) prestressed concrete box rib span retains the look of a traditional Chinese stone arch from the small arch spandrels just below the deck. Perched across a gully some 200 meters above the north side of the Yangtze River, the bridge was largely bypassed by the construction of the TGP highway located about 1km north. The easiest way to reach the Gangouzi bridge is by pulling over within a short gap located between two long tunnels on the Three Gorges Project highway and walking south on a dirt path. The gap is located midway between Yichang and the 3 Gorges dam. This spot can be a dangerous place to pull over and park so be careful!
The longest span stone or masonry bridge in the world, the Danhe arch bridge (82 meters high) was completed in 2000 with a heavy, herculean main span of 479 feet (146 mtrs). The main rib supports 14 spandrel spans with a wall to wall distance of 31 feet (9.4 mtrs). Seven approach spans make up the rest of the structure with clear spans of 98.4 feet (30 mtrs). The massive rib was constructed upon a huge steel scaffold-like centring. The bridge is located about 15 miles (24 kms) east of Jincheng in Shaanxi province.