Buliuhe River Bridge

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Buliuhe River Bridge
布柳河大桥
Xiangyangzhen, Guangxi, China
623 feet high / 190 meters high
771 foot span / 235 meter span
2006


Buliuhe is one of China’s many remote two lane continuous rigid-frame bridges that are being constructed to replace older crossings that have become submerged from the formation of deep reservoirs from new downstream dams. The Buliu River span is impressive not only for its height but for its colossal main span which measures 771 feet (235 meters). The single cell box girder is 42 feet (12.8 meters) deep over the piers and 14 feet (4.2 meters) at center span. The two piers measure 312 feet (95 meters) from foundation to the underside of the beam. Buliuhe is also the highest bridge in China’s Guangxi Province. Expect to see more bridges of this type in the years to come as China improves local two lane roads in less populated regions of the West.



Buliuhe River Bridge Elevation


布柳河大桥是中国众多偏远地区的双车道连续刚构桥梁之一,这座桥的出现,代替了原先的需要艰险驾驶通过很多回头弯直至河谷底部才能过江的通道。布柳河大桥令人印象深刻,不仅仅是因为其高度,还因为其超大的主跨,长235米,比美国任何一座梁桥都长。单箱室箱梁的高度在墩顶位置有12.8米高,在跨中位置有4.2米。大桥的两个桥墩从基础到梁底高95米。布柳河大桥也是中国广西境内最高的桥梁。很期待能看到更多这种类型的高桥,因为中国正在不断改进西部较不发达地区的地方公路。

若去看布柳河大桥,从贵州省会城市贵阳出发的话得准备一个2天左右的行程安排。在雇上一个司机之后,至少需要花上6个小时开车离开贵阳向东出省、再向南开进至广西的南丹市,然后在那里的宾馆过夜。翌日,司机会带着你往西带天峨直至大桥所在。之后么,等待着的就是十个小时(甚至更长时间)的车程回贵阳。


Image by www.xcar.com.cn


Image by www.xcar.com.cn


Image by www.xcar.com.cn





The longest span natural arch on earth is located along the Buliuhe River. Don't believe me? Check out the authority on the world's greatest natural arch bridges at the Natural Arch and Bridge Society’s web site http://www.naturalarches.org/index.html.


The giant Longtan Dam with the Buliuhe Bridge in the background.


The Longtan Dam with the Hongshuihe River in the background.



Longtan Dam satellite image showing the Buliuhe River to the left and the Hongshui River to the right.


Buliuhe River Bridge location map.

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