Longwangmiao Railway Bridge

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Longwangmiao Railway Bridge
Sanlixiang, Hubei, China
390 feet high / 119 meters high
328 foot span / 100 meter span


The amazing Yi-wan Railway opened in 2010 as the most difficult train line project ever undertaken in China. The Yichang to Enshi section of the railway bypasses the 3 Gorges stretch of the Yangtze River with a seemingly endless succession of tunnels and bridges. It is rare for any rail line in the world to have a single bridge over 280 feet (85 meters) high - the Yiwan Railway line has fifteen that exceed that height threshold!.

With more than 70 percent of the route either in a tunnel or on a bridge, the complex geology of the terrain forced the engineers to overcome landslides, falling rocks and steep terrain.

The 15 highest bridges include Wanzhou Yangtze, Shuangliu, Sibuhe, Yeyabang, Zhoubadeng, Dukouhe, Yaojiawan, Makou, Mashuihe, Longwangmiao, Yesanhe, Yexihe, Zhaojialing, Shizikou and Luobuxi Bridges.

The Longwangmiao Railway Bridge has massive, conical shaped piers with a maximum height of 106.5 meters support two main spans of 328 feet (100 mtrs). The total length of the bridge is 3,028 feet (923 mtrs).




Longwangmiao Railway Bridge Elevation


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com




Longwangmiao Railway Bridge satellite image.



The 15 highest bridges along the Yi-Wan Railway line between Yichang and Wanzhou cities.