Suijiang, Yunnan, China
(394) feet high / (120) meters high
820 foot span / 250 meter span
Built as part of a huge road and resettlement project from the completion of the giant Xiangjiaba Dam across the Yangtze River (Jinsha Jiang), the Big Wenmen or Dawenxi Bridge crosses a smaller tributary near the town of Suijiang in Yunnan Province near the border with Sichuan Province. Routes S307 and S208 had to be completely rebuilt from the reservoir formed behind the 161 meter high dam.
The cable stayed Big Wenmen Bridge is one of two new bridges that were constructed in the area. The larger bridge has a span configuration of 1x12 meters, 125+250+125 meters and 2x30 meters for a total length of 581 meters. The two towers are 148.55 and 136.55 meters tall. The Small Wenmen Bridge is a simple T-beam with a configuration of 3x30 meters, 80+145+80 meters and 3x30 meters for a total length of 492 meters.
Dawenxi Bridge Elevation
Image by Yunnan.cn.
Dawenxi Bridge satellite image.
The large city of Yibin is in the upper right where the Jinsha Jiang meets the Minjiang and officially becomes the Yangtze River.