Hezhang, Guizhou, China
690 feet high / 210 meters high
591 foot span / 180 meter span
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 San Marcos bridge will have taller piers. The gargantuan 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
A clear view of the valley just before bridge construction began.
Construction workers high above the central pier.
Image by www.gog.com.cn.
Hezhang Bridge overview.
Computer rendering of completed Hezhang Bridge.