Liupanshui, Guizhou, China
846 feet high / 258 meters high
4,101 foot span / 1,250 meter span
Dahe Bridge is the fifth longest span high level bridge in the world with a tower to tower distance of 1,250 meters. The giant crossing is also the second longest span bridge ever built in Guizhou Province, a region of China with several other colossal suspension bridges that include Huajiang, Qingshuihe, Balinghe, Beipanjiang Hukun, Chishuihe Chajiaotan, Malinghe Three and Dimuhe Bridges.
The east tower of Dahe Bridge will stand 314 meters in height making it among the top 5 tallest suspension bridge towers ever built surpassing Japan's Akashi Kaikyo Bridge but just behind the 328 meter towers of Turkey's Çanakkale Bridge over the Dardanelles Strait and the Zhangjinggao Yangtze and Woluohe Bridges.
Construction on the foundations of the Dahe Bridge stopped in 2018 and has not resumed as of 2023. Hope we can see construction restart soon.
Several types of bridge were studied including a giant Millau-like cable stayed viaduct and a multi-span beam bridge. Those who are familiar with China's high suspension bridges may also notice that Dahe Bridge is the country's first high level span to have suspended back spans that will give it a more visually balanced look. The main cable will have a span to rise ratio of 9.5:1 with a cable rise of 130.5 meters.
Foundation work on the towering 314 meter tall east tower.
Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com
The 314.3 meter tall Dahe Bridge east tower.
The first suspension bridge design was for a lower structure with shorter towers and unsuspended side spans.
Much of Dahe Bridge will cross over the town of Dahezhen. Image by Eric Sakowski/HighestBridges.com
The slope where the 314 meter tall east tower will be located. Image by Eric Sakowski/HighestBridges.com
Dahe Bridge renders showing the beam and cable stayed proposals.
The older Dahe Bridge design truss cross section.
Dahe Bridge satellite image.
Dahe Bridge location map.