Tangxihe River Bridge

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Tangxihe River Bridge
汤溪河特大桥
Yunyangzhen, Chongqing, China
574 feet high / 175 meters high
755 foot span / 230 meter span
2009


One of the largest tributaries of the Yangtze River, the beautiful Tangxi River is located just north of Yunyangzhen, midway between the city of Chongqing and the 3 Gorges Dam. A major component of the new highway that skirts along the north side of the Yangtze River, the Tang River bridge crosses over the lower section of the river where the 3 Gorges reservoir has crept into the mountains. The 4-lane highway glides across the canyon on a monster-sized span of 755 feet (230 mtrs) that is held aloft by the 12th highest bridge piers in the world at 512 feet (156 mtrs). The bridge may be as high as 656 feet (200 mtrs) if measured to the old level of the Tangxi River. There are several other high Yangtze River tributary crossings on the new expressway including the Meixihe, Daninghe and Shennongxi River bridges.


长江的最大的支流之一,美丽的汤溪位于重庆市区和三峡大坝之间的重镇云阳的北面。作为长江以北的一条新建高速公路上的主要组成部分之一,汤溪大桥跨越了汤溪下游位置的一个河床断面,靠近三峡水库淹没区。这座4车道的高速公路跨越峡谷,架起了一座主跨230米的大桥,支承在世界第12高的156米高的桥墩之上。如果从桥面测量至原有汤溪水位的话,桥高可能达到200米。当然,在这条高速公路上,还有许多跨越长江干流的大桥,例如梅溪河大桥,大宁河大桥和神农溪大桥。





Tangxihe Bridge construction ceremonies.

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