Longwangmiao Railway Bridge

From HighestBridges.com
Jump to: navigation, search

Longwangmiao Railway Bridge
龙王庙特大桥
Sanlixiang, Hubei, China
390 feet high / 119 meters high
328 foot span / 100 meter span
2010

106.5mtrHRail.jpg


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 Longwangmiao Railway Bridge has massive, conical shaped piers with a maximum height of 106.5 meters support two main spans of 328 feet (100 mtrs). The total length of the bridge is 3,028 feet (923 mtrs).


龙王庙铁路桥是世界最高桥梁铁路线——宜万铁路——上的又一座高墩梁式结构高架桥。宜万铁路眼线70%以上的部分都或是隧道或是桥梁,复杂的地形地貌的地质条件要求工程师们克服山体滑坡、泥石流以及陡峭艰险的环境。该线上海由另外4座大桥,超过100米高,包括落步溪、马水河和渡口河大桥。

巨大的圆锥型的桥墩支撑起两个100米的主跨。全桥长达923米。


86LongwangmiaoRailwayLonglens.jpg

Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


Longwangmiao.jpg


Enshi106.5mtrBridge.jpg


LongwangmiaoSatellite.jpg

Longwangmiao Railway Bridge satellite image.


YiwanRailwayBridgesMapWest.jpg


YiwanRailwayBridgesMap.jpg

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

Personal tools