Wujiang Goupitan Dam Bridge

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Wujiang Goupitan Dam Bridge
Dawujiangzhen, Guizhou, China
(394) feet high / (120) meters high
(558) foot span / (170) meter span

Built to assist in the construction of the massive Goupitan Dam, this 2-lane prestressed beam bridge is just one of nearly a dozen high bridges that cross the mighty Wujiang River. No other river on earth has a greater collection of high bridges except for the Beipanjiang. The Wujiang is a tributary of the Yangtze River.

The Goupitan Dam is one of the tallest in China with a height of 232.5 meters. The dam became operational in 2009 and was completed in 2011.

The single lane suspension bridge has a large main span of approximately 270 meters.

A satellite image of the Goupitan Dam area under construction. The suspension and beam bridges can be seen towards the right.

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