Rongba Bridge

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Rongba Bridge
Rongbaxiang, Sichuan, China
(328) feet high / (100) meters high
459 foot span / 140 meter span


Rongba Bridge crosses the Yalong River in a remote region of Sichuan Province. The beam bridge was necessary to raise the level of a local road above the high water level of the reservoir formed from the giant Lianghekou Dam.

With a height of 295 meters, the Lianghekou Dam is the third highest earth fill dam in the world after the Shuangjiangkou Dam in China and the Nurek Dam in Tajikistan. Among all dams in the world it ranks 5th. The large collection of high bridges required to cross this deep Sichuan reservoir is second only to the 3 Gorges reservoir in Hubei Province. The Yalong River has many of China's highest dams including Jinping 1 and Ertan Dam, the first major concrete arch dam built in China.

Rongba Bridge has piers with a height of 77 and 67 meters.

Other giant beam bridges that cross the Yalong River arm of the reservoir are the Lianghekou Dam Bridge, Pugugou and Pubugou Bridges.



The 295 meter high earthfill Lianghekou Dam.

Lianghekou Dam StartConst.jpg


Rongba Bridge satellite image.


Rongba Bridge location map.