Makou Railway Bridge

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Makou Railway Bridge
马口河特大桥
Majiacao, Hubei, China
(394) feet high / (120) meters high
328 foot span / 100 meter span
2010


Makou Railway Bridge is one of several big beam bridges on the Yi-Wan Railway line deep within the mountainous stretch between Yichang and Wanzhou/Chongqing cities. The 570 meter long bridge is comprised of an odd back-to-back span configuration with a cantilevered 85+85 meter T-beam on the east side transitioning into a more conventional double beam on the west side with a 60+2×100+60 span arrangement. The tallest pier measures 108.5 meters.

Makou is one of an incredible 8 bridges on the Yi-Wan line that exceed 100 meters in height. The other 7 include Yexihe, Mashuihe, Dukouhe, Longwangmiao, Shuangliu, Sibuhe and Luobuxi.



Makou Railway Bridge satellite image.



Makou Railway Bridge location map.


Map of the new railway line that cuts across Hubei and Chongqing Provinces.

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