Lucaogouzhen, Xinjiang, China
591 feet high / 180 meters high
1,181 foot span / 360 meter span
One of the highest cable stayed bridges in the world, the Guozigou may also be the most remote large sized cable stayed span in the world. Located in China’s largest and most northwesterly province of Xinjiang, the 4-lane structure consists of two extremely tall H-frame ladder towers 707 feet (215.5 mtrs) and 687 feet (209.5 mtrs). The crossing is the largest structure on the remote G30 Lianhuo Expressway.
Also impressive is the Guozigou Approach Bridge that is located just north of the Guozigou Bridge and begins the giant spiral descent into the river valley. These two giant viaducts mark the beginning of an amazing and rare feat of highway engineering that includes a spiral loop and tunnel that winds the G30 Lianhuo Expressway around and back underneath itself. In a stretch of just 40 kilometers the G30 expressway drops a total of 1200 meters in elevation from the Sayram Lake area at 2000 meters to Lucaogouzhen city at 800 meters. A rest stop visitors center and overlook is located between the two Guozigou bridges.
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The decking of the main span was completed in 2010. Image by cnr.cn
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Guozigoui Bridge tower elevation. The taller tower is 215.5 meters.
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Cross section of the Guozigou truss.
The bridge crew poses for a photo.
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Guozigoui Bridge model. Image by www.ylxw.com.cn
This huge Guozigou Approach Bridge is also spectacular with 120 meter tall piers making it the 2nd highest bridge on the G30 expressway.
Guozigou Bridges satellite image during construction. The Guozigou Approach Bridge is in the upper left while the cable stayed towers of the Guozigou Bridge can be seen in the lower right.
Guozigou Bridges location map.