Gangouzi Bridge

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Gangouzi Bridge
干沟公路桥
Yichang, Hubei, China
279 feet high / 85 meters high
315 foot span / 96 meter span
1973

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Today Gangouzi Bridge might not rank among China's 1,000 highest spans but back in 1973, long before there were any expressways in China, this prestressed concrete box shaped arch was the second highest road bridge in the country after the Tiesuo Bridge. Gangouzi held this distinction until 1977 when the Yesanhe arch bridge pushed it into third place among Chinese road bridges.

The location high above the Yangtze river gorge north of Yichang has made it a favorite of boat traveling photographers for years. The route was bypassed in 1996 by the TGP expressway, a 4-lane highway constructed to assist in the building of the monstrous 3 Gorges Dam.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The TGP Expressway tunnel is just a few hundred meters east of the Gangouzi Bridge. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Gangouzi Bridge satellite image.


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Gangouzi Bridge location map.


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