Leibo, Sichuan, China
(459) feet high / (140) meters high
459 foot span / 140 meter span
Youfangwan Bridge is a large concrete cantilevered beam crossing on the amazing G4216 Yibin to Panzhihua Expressway in Sichuan Province. The route has Sichuan's largest collection of high level bridges. Just downstream of the Youfangwan Bridge is the older 2-lane Youfanggou Bridge that carries the S307 above the Jinshajiang reservoir that was formed by the massive Xiluodu Dam.
The route is also unique for having more large span arch bridges than any other highway on earth with a total of seven. These massive concrete and CFST arches include Xi'ninghe, Dahegou, Shangwujiao, Xisujiaohe, Yuewulada, Liutonghe and Daheba Bridges.
The G4216 Expressway parallels much of the Jinshajiang reservoir that was formed by the giant Xiluodu Dam. With a height of 285.5 meters, Xiluodu is among the 5 tallest concrete dams in the world and is located on the border of Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces 50 kilometers downstream from the Jinshajiang Bridge Kahaluo.
Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com
Youfangwan Bridge satellite image.
Youfangwan Bridge location map.