Wanzhou Yangtze River Bridge Number 2

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Wanzhou Yangtze River Bridge Number 2
万州长江二桥
Wanzhou, Chongqing, China
374 feet high / 114 meters high
1,903 foot span / 580 meter span
2004

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A bright, white addition to the arsenal of big bridges across the 3 Gorges reservoir of the Yangtze River, the No. 2 crossing in Wanzhou was at one time the longest span over the Yangtze River upstream of the great dam. Like most of China's large suspension bridges, the side spans are not supported by the main cables. The distance to the old surface level of the Yangtze River is 374 feet (114 meters) or about 165 feet (50 meters) if measured to the full pool level of the reservoir.


一个显眼、全白的大桥,成为三峡库区中长江大桥中的另外一座,万州长江大桥是三峡大坝上游最大跨径的长江大桥。与中国很多大跨度悬索桥相同,这座桥的边跨也没有设置吊杆。这座桥的桥面距离长江原有水面高114米,全水位是大约有值钱的2/3。


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The Yangtze River level was at an elevation of 133 meters in this view from my 2006 visit. Since the full completion of the 3 Gorges Dam, the level has risen 40 more meters to its maximum elevation of 173 meters. The boat dock elevator ramp in the foreground is mostly underwater now. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Wanzhou Yangtze River No. 2 Bridge satellite image.

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