Sibuhe Railway Bridge

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Sibuhe Railway Bridge
驷步河大桥
Shuangliuxiang, Chongqing, China
(394) feet high / (120) meters high
354 foot span / 108 meter span
2011

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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.

Located at kilometer 398, the Sibuhe Railway Bridge is comprised of a 60+108+60 meter span arrangement. The tallest pier measures 104 meters.


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Sibuhe Railway Bridge satellite image.


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Sibuhe Railway Bridge location map.


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

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