Wuxi Bridge

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Wuxi Bridge
乌溪大桥
Huangnitangzhen, Guizhou, China
600 feet high / 183 meters high
525 foot span / 160 meter span
2001


The second of two very high prestressed continuous rigid-frame bridges along the Gui-Bi Highway from Guiyang to Bijie, Wuxi bridge is the smaller of the two. Best described as a museum of high Chinese bridges, the Gui-Bi highway is located near the city of Guiyang in China’s western province of Guizhou. In addition to Wuxi, this 100 mile (161 km) stretch of 2-lane highway contains Liuguanghe, the highest beam bridge on earth crossing 975 feet (297 meters) above the Wujiang river as well as 2 suspension bridges, one 715 feet (218) and one 600 feet (183 mtr) high plus two arches, 380 feet (116 mtr) and 360 feet (110 mtrs) high. Outside of China, there is no other 100 mile (161 km) stretch of highway on earth to have so many high bridges.

Upon first glance, Wuxi bridge might not look 600 feet (183 meters) high but the river valley drops precipitously into a tight little gorge beneath the center of the bridge. There is a pullout on the east side where you can walk out to the center of the bridge and take in the view. There are no roads of any kind leading down into the valley.



Wuxi Bridge Elevation


从贵阳到毕节的贵毕公路上的第二座极高的预应力连续刚构桥,乌溪大桥是两座之中较小的一座。被誉为“中国高桥博物馆”的贵毕公路,位于中国西部省份贵州的省会贵阳市附近,这条100英里(161公里)长的2车道干线公路上,建设有跨越乌江上空297米高的六广河大桥,2座悬索桥——其中一座218米、另一座183米高,此外,还有两座分别高达116米、110米高的混凝土拱桥。在中国之外,地球上在没有一个国家能够在100英里(161公里)长的公路线上有如此之多的高耸桥梁。

从第一眼看去,乌溪大桥可能看起来不像是183米高的桥,但是河谷深深的位于中跨之下的紧窄的峡谷底部。大桥东侧有一个可以停车的地方,人可以下车后走到大桥中间然后观看大桥全景。但是没有路可以走到下面的山谷中去。


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Wuxi gorge looking south. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Wuxi gorge looking north. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Wuxi Bridge satellite image.



A map of the highest bridges along the 100 mile (161 km) Bijie Highway. It is one of the 5 greatest "high" bridge highways on earth. Map by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com

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