Wuzeigou Bridge

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Wuzeigou Bridge
乌贼沟大桥
Sandu, Guizhou, China
486 feet high / 148 meters high
492 foot span / 150 meter span
2010


The back to back Wuzeigou bridges are located along the last link of the G76 Xiarong expressway which extends from the Pacific Coast city of Xiamen to the western China city of Chengdu 1,426 miles (2,295 kms) away. Both Wuzeigou crossings consist of a pair of prestressed beams with a main span of 492 feet (150 mtrs). The maximum pier height is 348 feet (106 mtrs). The entire structure measures 5,739 feet (1,749 mtrs) long. Located nearby on the same highway is the massive Houzihe beam bridge with a height of 705 feet (215 mtrs). The name Wuzeigou means Cuttlefish in Chinese.


厦蓉高速——将把太平洋西岸的城市厦门和厦门以西1426英里(2295公里)远处的中国内陆的西部城市成都连接起来,乌贼沟大桥就位于在其最后一段连接线上。乌贼沟大桥建有两幅预应力梁桥,主跨150米。最高的桥墩高106米。整个桥梁结构长达1749米。附近的同一线路上的另一座大桥就是猴子河梁桥,高达215米。乌贼沟(Wuzeigou)在中文中的意思是cuttlefish。


Someone used Photoshop to try to put some foliage on the dirt hillside.


Image by www.gog.com.cn


A view of the Wuzeigou bridge construction site showing the mountain hump that separates the two main spans of the more than 1 mile long bridge. Image by Guizhou Provincial Bridge Engineering.


Wuzeigou Bridge satellite image.


Wuzeigou Bridge location map.


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