Nanxicun Railway Bridge

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Nanxicun Railway Bridge
Zhongxian, Chongqing, China
299 feet high / 91 meters high
420 foot span / 128 meter span


The Nanxicun Railway Bridge is one of a dozen major high level bridges along the HSR line between Wanzhou and Chongqing. The main span of 128 meters crosses over a tributary of the Yangtze River. The rail deck is approximately 80 meters above the full 3 Gorges Reservoir water surface supported on a pier 73 meters tall. Just to the north is the similar sized Ganjinghe Railway Bridge.

The most spectacular bridges along the route cross over the Caijiagou and Xinqiao creeks and rank among the largest railway viaducts on earth. They parallel the original Caijiagou and Xinqiao viaducts on the older Yu-Li Railway line that goes east across the Yangtze near Fuling city before traveling east into Hubei Province.


Nanxicun Railway Bridge satellite image.


Nanxicun and Ganjinghe Railway Bridges satellite image.


Chongqing to Wanzhou HSR line major high bridges.