Sandu, Guizhou, China
(525) feet high / (160) meters high
525 foot span / 160 meter span
With more then two dozen beam bridges over 100 meters in height, the Xiarong G76 expressway is simply in a league of its own. The sheer abundance of so many similar spans also makes it difficult to tell them apart. Luckily Jiaolihe is unique as it is essentially two back to back bridges that cross two different valleys separated by a small hill. The deeper of the two valleys also has an epic 143 meter central pier with a rare double stage design that is not on any of the other G76 beam bridges.
The colossal 1,771 meter length of the Jiaoli River valley is accomplished by a span configuration of 4x50 +85+2x160+85 +85+160+85 +5x50+3x30 meters.
The G76 expressway extends from the Pacific Coast city of Xiamen to the western China city of Chengdu 1,426 miles (2,295 kms) away.
Image by www.gog.com.cn
Jiaolihe Bridge satellite image.
Jiaolihe Bridge location map.