Yelanghe Railway Bridge

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Yelanghe Railway Bridge
夜郎河特大桥
Yelangzhen, Guizhou, China
689 feet high / 210 meters high
1,214 foot span / 370 meter span
2017


One of the largest concrete arch railway bridges ever built, the gargantuan Yelang River Bridge is the highest crossing on the 347 kilometer double track high speed railway line between Guiyang and Chongqing cities. The central span of 370 meters is larger then any concrete railway arch outside of China except for the Almonte Railway Bridge in Spain. In China only the Beipanjiang Bridge Qinglong and Nanpanjiang Bridge Qiubei have longer railway arches.

The 1,117 meter long structure has approach spans of 5x32 and 16x32 meters. The tallest pier columns within the arch are 60.7 meters.



Yelanghe Railway Bridge Elevation


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Foundation tunnels that will surround the base of the two giant concrete arch ribs. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Upper north slope. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


A new 4-lane east-west expressway will traverse along the river at the bottom of the gorge by the year 2020. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Staging area built over the river. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


South side approach viaduct piers. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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An early rendering of the Yelanghe arch before the design was changed.





A group of engineers tour the Yelanghe Bridge site. Image by www.crfeb.com.cn.



Engineers at the cement mixing area for Yelanghe Bridge. Image by www.crfeb.com.cn.




Yelanghe Railway Bridge satellite image.



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