Gulin, Sichuan, China
(394) feet high / (120) meters high
427 foot span / 130 meter span
Toudaohe Bridge is one of at least 8 high beam bridges on the 70 kilometer Xugu expressway that connects the city of Xuyong on the G76 with the city of Gulin and eventually the Chishui River gorge where it will connect with the Renchi expressway in Guizhou. Construction on the second phase of the expressway will not start until 2017 and will include a giant suspension bridge more then 300 meters high across the Chishui River.
The Toudaohe Bridge has a maximum pier height of 70 meters and is located just a couple of kilometers west of Gulin City.
Other high bridges on the expressway include the Luosizhai and Shilianghe Bridge and two crossings of the Gulin River.
Another beam bridge close to Toudaohe but with a shorter main span and piers. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com
This large waterfall is located across the Gulin River canyon from the Toudaohe Bridge.
Toudaohe Bridge satellite image.
Toudaohe Bridge location map.