Hezhang Bridge

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Located near the city of the same name in northwestern Guizhou Province, the giant Hezhang Bridge will be one for the record books when it is completed in 2013 with a central pier 195 meters high from base to cap.  Only the Millau Viaduct and Mexico's under San Marcos bridge will have taller piers.  
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Located near the city of the same name in northwestern Guizhou Province, the giant Hezhang Bridge will be one for the record books when it is completed in 2013 with a central pier 195 meters high from base to cap.  Only the Millau Viaduct and Mexico's under San Marcos bridge will have taller piers.  The octagon shaped super pier supports two main spans of 180 meters.  A cable stayed design with a span of 322 meters was studied but passed in favor of the double beam span design.  
  
  

Revision as of 22:12, 14 March 2012

Hezhang Bridge
赫章特大桥
Hezhang, Guizhou, China
690 feet high / 210 meters high
591 foot span / 180 meter span
2013


Located near the city of the same name in northwestern Guizhou Province, the giant Hezhang Bridge will be one for the record books when it is completed in 2013 with a central pier 195 meters high from base to cap. Only the Millau Viaduct and Mexico's under San Marcos bridge will have taller piers. The octagon shaped super pier supports two main spans of 180 meters. A cable stayed design with a span of 322 meters was studied but passed in favor of the double beam span design.



Hezhang River Bridge Elevation


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An aerial view just before the highway opened in 2009. That same year a deep reservoir formed beneath the span.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Construction view from 2008. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The same view in 2011. 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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Construction view circa 2006.


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The Yesanhe Bridge in 2011. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The Yesanhe dam just one kilometer downstream of the highway bridge. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Yesanhe River Bridges location map.

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