Echibang Bridge

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Echibang Bridge
鹅翅膀大桥
Ganxixiang, Guizhou, China
358 feet high / 109 meters high
262 foot span / 80 meter span
2010

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Completed in 2010 to bypass an older stretch of S306 that descended into a steep canyon, the Echibang Bridge has a relatively small span of 80 meters for a bridge that exceeds 100 meters in height. The older Hunan-Guizhou highway was built in 1935 and the steep grade into the river canyon necessitated the construction of a spiral in the road that the locals affectionately called the "Screw Bridge".


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The new bridge is on the right and on the left is the spiral loop with the "Screw Bridge".


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A bus completes a trip around the 1935 screw bridge loop.


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A wider and stronger beam bridge was built to bypass the older 1935 arch.


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The highline of the new Echibang bridge can be seen in the upper right.


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A crew moving a large and heavy piece of equipment decided to use the older arch instead of the newer beam.


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Echibang Bridge satellite image.


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Echibang Bridge location map.

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