Tongzihe Bridge

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Tongzihe Bridge
桐梓特大桥
Erlangxiang, Guizhou, China
741 feet high / 226 meters high
656 foot span / 200 meter span
2013

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Another high Chinese crossing of gargantuan proportions, the Tongzihe Bridge is the largest structure on the extension of the Zunchi Expressway that continues north from Renhuai city to the Guizhou/Sichuan border where the bridge is located at kilometer 50.

The three main piers of Tongzihe are solid at the base and support both directions of highway. The tallest measures a jaw dropping 175 meters from foundation to cap and ranks among the 10 tallest on earth. The main span configuration is 108+2×200+108 meters. With 12 more approach spans of 30 meters and one of 50 meters the total length of the bridge is 1,131.6 meters.



Tongzihe Bridge Elevation


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Foundation work at the base of the 175 meter tall super pier.


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Tongzihe Bridge satellite image of crossing location.


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Tongzihe Bridge satellite image with approximate location of bridge drawn in.


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Tongzihe and Erlanghe Bridges location map.

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