Weng'anhe Railway Bridge

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Weng'anhe Railway Bridge
Weng'an, Guizhou, China
541 feet high / 165 meters high
551 foot span / 168 meter span

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Weng'anhe Railway Bridge is another large Chinese beam bridge located in the mountainous region of Guizhou Province. The main span of 168 meters ranks among the longest in the country and is supported by piers as tall as 100 meters.

The Weng'an River crossing is part of a local freight route between Zunyi and Weng'an. Just a few kilometers to the north is the even more spectacular 337 meter span Jiangjiehe concrete arch bridge over the Wujiang River. The waterway is one of the largest tributaries of the Yangtze River and has more high level bridges across its waters than any other waterway on earth.

About 12 kilometers to the south is the beautiful 188 meter concrete arch span of the Banbuhe Railway Bridge.

This Wengma railway was constructed primarily to transport phosphate reserves that are prominent in Weng'an County and make Guizhou a big exporter of fertilizer.

Also on the route is the amazing Xiangjiang Railway Bridge located 25 kilometers to the north on the same railway line. This double span extradosed bridge currently has the tallest railway bridge pier in the world at 161.5 meters.

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Jiangjiehe Railway Bridge.

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The original 1995 Jiangjiehe road bridge before the reservoir filled up beneath the span in 2009.



Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com





Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Weng'anhe Railway Bridge satellite image.

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Weng'anhe Railway Bridge location map.

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Wengma Railway route.