Chishuihe Bridge Xuyong

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Chishuihe Bridge Xuyong
叙永赤水河大桥
Banmaopo, Sichuan, China
610 feet high / 186 meters high
814 foot span / 248 meter span
2012


One of the longest span prestressed beam bridges in China, the Chishuihe Bridge towers high above the Chishui River where it forms the border of Guizhou and Sichuan Provinces on the extension of the G76 that extends 2,192 kilometers from Xiamen, Fujian to Chengdu, Sichuan. The G76 will have more then a dozen bridges over 100 meters in height and several over 200 meters. The Chishuihe Bridge has a total length of 974 meters with a main span configuration of 130+ 248+ 130 meters.

The Chishuihe is one of the larger tributaries of the Yangtze and plans were underway to dam portions of the river to create a navigable waterway to its upper reaches. One of these reservoirs would extend beneath the G76 expressway bridge, reducing the height to about 100 meters. There has been strong opposition to the dam project as the water of the Chishuihe River and its tributaries serves millions of people in the area including the factory of the famous Maotai drink in Renhuai City. We can only hope the dam never materializes.



Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com





An early artist rendering of the Chishuihe Bridge showing the planned reservoir from a downstream dam.


Chishuihe Bridge satellite image.


The Chishuihe Bridge is in the upper right while the Nianziping Bridge is still under construction towards the left.


Chishuihe Bridge Xuyong location map.

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