Eshan Yi, Yunnan, China
(492) feet high / (150) meters high
525 foot span / 160 meter span
Shuiwei Bridge is the highest bridge along the Yuxi to Chuxiong Expressway in Yunnan Province. The prestressed cantilevered beam span of 160 meters is supported on piers as tall as 120 meters.
The Yuxi to Chuxiong Expressway is home to Lvzhijiang Bridge, the longest and probably most beautiful single tower suspension bridge ever built. The distance from tower to mountain anchorage is 780 meters surpassing the previous single tower record holder, the Jinshajiang Hutiaoxia expressway bridge with a span of 766 meters.
Lvzhijiang Bridge has a sleek steel box deck similar to what has been used on the Longjiang and Puli Bridges which are also in Yunnan Province.
Shuiwei Bridge satellite image.
Shuiwei Bridge location map.