Pulixiang, Yunnan, China
1,115 feet high / 340 meters high
2,060 foot span / 628 meter span
Puli Bridge will become the highest suspension bridge in Yunnan Province when it opens in 2015. The main span of 628 meters will be unique among China's highest suspension bridges in that it will have a thin, box deck girder instead of the usual truss. The bridge crosses the creek just 200 meters before it empties into the spectacular Gexianghe River gorge.
The span is part of a new expressway that will connect the city of Xuanwei, Yunnan with the G56 and G76 expressways of Guizhou Province. This entire Yunnan/Guizhou border region is becoming a new hot spot of high Chinese bridges. In addition to Puli they include the Beipanjiang Railway, Beipanjiang 2012, Beipanjiang 2015, Dimuhe, Zongqihe and Yuzuo Bridges.
Puli Bridge Elevation
Another early computer rendering of the Puli Bridge.
A photograph of the real gorge site.
In 2011 a series of construction roads were created to access the foundation of one of the bridge towers. Construction of the bridge will begin in 2012.
A group of Yunnan engineers visit the bridge site in 2011.
Puli Bridge satellite image with bridge and highway drawn in.