Xisha Footbridge

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Xisha Footbridge
细沙河特大桥
Lianghezhen, Chongqing, China
(623) feet high / (190) meters high
(459) foot span / (140) meter span
2008-2010

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

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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The main ribs of the Xisha Bridge are filled with concrete. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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


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

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