Dukouhe Railway Bridge

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Dukouhe Railway Bridge
渡口河特大桥
Enshi, Hubei, China
459 feet high / 140 meters high
420 foot span / 128 meter span
2010

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The amazing Yi-wan Railway opened in 2010 as the most difficult train line project ever undertaken in China. The Yichang to Enshi section of the railway bypasses the 3 Gorges stretch of the Yangtze River with a seemingly endless succession of tunnels and bridges. It is rare for any rail line in the world to have a single bridge over 280 feet (85 meters) high - the Yiwan Railway line has fifteen that exceed that height threshold!.

With more than 70 percent of the route either in a tunnel or on a bridge, the complex geology of the terrain forced the engineers to overcome landslides, falling rocks and steep terrain.

The 15 highest bridges include Wanzhou Yangtze, Shuangliu, Sibuhe, Yeyabang, Zhoubadeng, Dukouhe, Yaojiawan, Makou, Mashuihe, Longwangmiao, Yesanhe, Yexihe, Zhaojialing, Shizikou and Luobuxi Bridges.

The central piers of Dukouhe Railway Bridge are 128 and 92 meters tall and support a main span configuration of 72+ 128+ 72 meters. The total length including approach spans is 362.5 meters. The bridge is located about 30 kilometers west of Enshi and about 5 kilometers north of the Xiaohe arch bridge on the G50 expressway.

Image by www.enshi.cn


渡口河大桥是即将在2010年开通的宜昌至恩施铁路线上的高耸铁路桥之一。


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Dukouhe Railway Bridge satellite image.


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Dukouhe Railway Bridge location map.


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The 15 highest bridges along the Yi-Wan Railway line between Yichang and Wanzhou cities.

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