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Luobuxi Railway Bridge
Tuchengxiang, Hubei, China
(394) feet high / (120) meters high
584 foot span / 178 meter span
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 Luobuxi bridge spans a deep chasm with two large concrete ribs that are 41 feet (12.5 mtrs) apart at the base and 18 feet (5.5 mtrs) apart at the crown. The 584 foot (178 mtr) span has a rise of 130 feet (40 mtrs).
Image by www.enshi.cn
Luobuxi Railway Bridge satellite image.
Luobuxi Railway Bridge location map.
The 15 highest bridges along the Yi-Wan Railway line between Yichang and Wanzhou cities.