Guihua Bridge

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Guihua Bridge
归化大桥
Dafang, Guizhou, China
315 feet high / 96 meters high
394 foot span / 120 meter span
2012

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One of many large road crossings in and around the Bijie Airport area, the Guihua Bridge carries traffic from the nearby G56 Bridge to the Bijie Airport Expressway. The bridge crosses the Guihua River with a span configuration of 3x30 + 66+120+66 meters.

Just upstream of the Guihua beam bridge are the two Guihua arch bridges that carry the 2-lane Guibi highway and the local county road 4 about 70 meters above the canyon. The Guibi highway arch is the more interesting of the two as it was constructed in 2004 to replace a defective truss arch. The older arch bridge was 154 meters long and had damaged bridge members that forced its closure after just 9 years of use. On December 26th, 2003 the structure was blown up and removed with the replacement arch constructed in just one year. The new arch is 164 meters long with a span of 113 meters.


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The Guihua Guibi Highway arch bridge that was completed in 2004 to replace the defective 1994 truss arch. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The Guihua 1994 truss arch is imploded on December 26th, 2003 after just 9 years of use.


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The 1994 Guihua arch before it was replaced.


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The Guihua County Road 4 arch. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Fact poster on bridges constructed around the Guihua and Diaolan river gorges. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Guihua Bridge satellite image.


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Guihua Bridge location map.

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