Shixinhe Bridge

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Shixinhe Bridge
石心河大桥
Enshi, Hubei, China
(410) feet high / 125 meters high
486 foot span / 148 meter span
2016

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One of the highest 2-lane road bridges in Hubei Province, the Shixinhe Bridge crosses the famous Qingjiang River several kilometers southeast of Enshi City.

Like so many of China's larger rivers, the Qingjiang has been dammed along its upper course for hydro-electricity and flood control. The reservoir below the Shixinhe Bridge crossing is approximately 40 meters deep making the canyon shallower and less spectacular then in its natural state.

Constructed using the balanced cantilever method, the structure was built outwards from the piers using formwork carriers. The span configuration of 74+148+82 meters is asymmetrical with uneven back spans. The tallest pier is 60 meters.


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Shixinhe construction footbridge.


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Shixinhe Bridge satellite image.


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Shixinhe Bridge location map.

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