Hukou Huanghe River Bridge

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Hukou Huanghe River Bridge
壶口黄河特大桥
Hukouzhen, Shanxi, China
541 feet high / 165 meters high
574 foot span / 175 meter span
2012


The highest bridge across China's famous Yellow River, the Hukou Huang (Yellow) He (River) crossing is another epic viaduct with an impressive set of piers that support 3 spans of 175 meters.

Located in the arid northwestern region of China’s Shanxi province along the new East-West G22 Qinglan expressway, the side by side beam spans measure 757 meters in length. The 4 giant piers are 59, 143, 146 and 80 meters tall.





Image by Shanxi.house.com.cn.


The upstream side of the river piers has a wedge shape to cut the strong currents of the Yellow River during floods.


The 146 meter piers. Image by xrb.com.



A rendering of the completed bridge.


Hukou Huanghe Bridge construction preview press day.


Hukou Huanghe River Bridge location map.


Yellow River Bridge satellite image before construction began.

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