Qingshui Bridge

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Qingshui Bridge
清水大桥
Panlongxiang, Guizhou, China
482 feet high / 147 meters high
(492) foot span / (150) meter span
2003

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The second highest bridge along the Shuihuang Highway between Zhenning and Liupanshui, the Qingshui Bridge is one of China's last truss arch bridges to be constructed. Opened to traffic in 2003, the bridge has a main span of approximately 150 meters and crosses high above a creek whose waters eventually drain into the mighty Beipanjiang to the south. This picture perfect setting is enhanced by the creek tumbling down a crevice formed from two mountain peaks that soar several hundred meters above the west side of the highway.

The Shuihuang highway is one of China's most beautiful 2-lane roads, traversing the edge of a mountain range that overlooks wide meadows and jagged peaks with little evidence of people outside of the occasional farm houses that dot the slopes. The largest and most spectacular bridge on the highway is the Azhihe suspension bridge which crosses 247 meters above a cliff-lined river gorge.


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Qingshui Bridge location map.

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