Yajiang, Sichuan, China
(771) feet high / (235) meters high
722 foot span / 220 meter span
With a height of 295 meters, the Lianghekou Dam is the third highest earth fill dam in the world after the Shuangjiangkou Dam in China and the Nurek Dam in Tajikistan. Among all dams in the world it ranks 5th. The large collection of high bridges required to cross this deep Sichuan reservoir is second only to the 3 Gorges reservoir in Hubei Province. The Yalong River has many of China's highest dams including Jinping 1 and Ertan Dam, the first major concrete arch dam built in China.
The Murong Bridge is the second highest of several huge beam spans that cross the deep reservoir and is located across the Xianshuihe River several kilometers north of the dam.
The tallest piers on the Murong Bridge are 155 meters high.
Other giant beam bridges that cross the reservoir with main spans of 190 to 200 meters include Lianghekou Dam Bridge, Xiatuo, Hagedagou, Zhatuo and Hongding Bridges.
The 295 meter high earthfill Lianghekou Dam.
Murong Bridge satellite image.
Murong Bridge location map.