Wujiang Fuling Bridge

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Wujiang Fuling Bridge
乌江特大桥
Fuling, Chongqing, China
(492) feet high / (150) meters high
1,050 foot span / 320 meter span
2012


The Wujiang River cable stayed bridge is the largest of several big bridges along the Fengfu & Fengshi expressway that runs between Chongqing City, Fuling and Fengdu along the east side of the Yangtze River.

Located 6 kilometers upstream of the confluence of the Wujiang and Yangtze rivers, the crossing is most notable for the double plane A-frame pylons which stand 204.8 meters tall on the Fuling side and 200 meters tall on the Fengdu side.

The four-lane deck has a length of 630 meters with a configuration of 52 +105 +320 +105 +48 meters. The deck is approximately 120 meters to the full reservoir formed by the 3 Gorges dam or approximately 150 meters to the original level of the Wujiang River. The giant river is one of the 5 largest tributaries of the entire Yangtze River and has a collection of high bridges greater then any river on earth after the Beipanjiang.




Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Note the reservoir level is well below the foundation in this view from the summer of 2011 then in some of the previous construction images due to fluctuations in the level of the 3 Gorges reservoir. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


An early extradosed proposal for the Wujiang Fuling Bridge.

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