Xinqiao Railway Bridge Yuwan

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Xinqiao Railway Bridge Yuwan
渝万高铁新桥特大桥
Fuling, Chongqing, China
(352) feet high / (107) meters high
(315) foot span / (96) meter span
2026

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One of the largest railway viaducts on earth, the colossal Xinqiao Railway Yuwan Bridge is part of the Chongqing to Wanzhou High Speed Railway line near the city of Fuling. The viaduct parallels the older double track Yu-Li Railway line Xinqiao Bridge that connects to nearby Hubei Province. Completed in 2013, it is now possible to travel by rail from Shanghai to Chongqing in just 8 hours.

The northern Xinqiao Yuwan Railway Bridge is 1,838.5 meters long while the older southern viaduct is 2,550 meters long.

Xinqiao is one of two back to back bridges that are part of the 4 largest high level railway viaducts on earth. Located to the west of Xinqiao are the Caijiagou Railway viaducts which have 2 of the largest railway piers on earth rising 150 and 139 meters meters from foundation to the underside of the beam.

The entire Chongqing to Wanzhou HSR line has approximately a dozen bridges that exceed 90 meters in height.


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The original Xinqiao Railway Bridge satellite image with the newer Yuwan Railway viaduct location shown in red.


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A satellite view of the original Caijiagou Railway Viaduct under construction in 2011 just north of the expressway. The Yangtze River is at the bottom.


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A satellite view of the original Xinqiao Railway Viaduct east of Caijiagou.


Caijiagou&EasternViaductWide.jpg

A wide view showing the 4 massive railway bridges with the 2 kilometer long Caijiagou Viaducts in the upper left and the 2,550 meter and 1,838 meter long Xinqiao Railway Viaducts in the upper right that are separated by a 2 kilometer tunnel. These are arguably the four largest high level railway viaducts on earth!


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Xinqiao Railway Bridge Yuwan location map.


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Chongqing to Wanzhou HSR line major high bridges.