Wujiang Bridge Tukan

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Wujiang Bridge Tukan
土坎乌江大桥武隆悬索桥
Wulong, Chongqing, China
(312) feet high / (95) meters high
656 foot span / 200 meter span
2009

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Wedged between rock walls more then a 1,000 meters high, the Wujiang Bridge Tukan is located across the bottom of one of the deepest and most spectacular canyons of the great Wujiang River. This G65 expressway has so many tunnels along this stretch that drivers are lucky to see more then a few seconds of this jaw-dropping scenery.

The side by side beam spans cross the river on a skew. Due to the power the river may have during strong floods, the engineers widened the bottom half of the piers to cut the flow of water that might threaten to push the bridge off its foundations.

Wujiang Bridge Tukan is one of 3 similar-sized beam bridges that cross the Wujiang River in the vicinity of Wulong and Pengshui cities. At least 2 of these crossings have large main spans of 200 meters.


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Wujiang Bridge Tukan satellite image.


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Wujiang Bridge Tukan location map.


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