Xisha Bridge

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Xisha Bridge
细沙河特大桥
Lianghezhen, Chongqing, China
711 feet high / 217 meters high
623 foot span / 190 meter span
2010

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The world's highest "through" arch span, the Xisha Bridge is one of the highest crossings on the G65 between Chongqing City and the Hunan border. The concrete filled steel tubular arch bridge has a main span of 623 feet (190) meters. The thin prestressed concrete deck sections hang from suspenders spaced 17.7 feet (5.4 meters) apart. There is a small reservoir beneath the bridge.

During construction one of the highest footbridges ever built was strung between the two cliffs some 190 meters above the river.

The G65 has several other high bridges in the 200+ meter range including the Wulingshan, Wushan and Ganxigou Bridges.


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Xisha Bridge Elevation


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Georges of France goes for a hike up the arch rib! Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Georges.


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Image by Georges.


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A construction view of the Xisha arch.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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A construction catwalk 190 meters high was built across the gorge and removed once the span was completed.


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In the above construction view the catwalk had already been removed.


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The south end approach spans. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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A view looking west towards a new dam that has begun to form a reservoir beneath the bridge. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Georges.


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Image by Georges.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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A giant shark? Or maybe a videogame monster? Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The scale of the arch tubes is more evident in this size comparison with British bridge fan Roger Perrin. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Xisha Bridge satellite image showing the early stages of construction with the catwalk visible.

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