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Jembatan Wujiang River Viaduct

Panjang1.452,00 m
Bentang Terpanjang200,00 m
Kondisi UmumAktif
Jenis JembatanConcrete Box Girder
Tanggal Selesai2008
Tanggal Peresmian2008
Latitude (GPS)27.3128190000000000
Longitude (GPS)106.7803550000000000

One of the highest and largest concrete beam viaducts in the world, the towering Wujiang viaduct opened in 2008 as the biggest bridge on the 220 mile (354 km) highway between Guiyang and Chongqing. Visible from nearly every part of the city, the massive, mile-long viaduct dominates the entire valley, effortlessly leaping over multistory apartment buildings. The thick, monolithic piers support 4 lanes of highway 569 feet (173 meters) above the Wujiang River.

The many unusually long drainage pipes that descend all the way down several of the towering piers were necessary to keep highway rain runoff from falling onto the people and buildings below. There is also a mesh fence along the edges of the highway to keep any loose objects or debris from falling over the side of the bridge.

The Wu river is one of the world’s greatest high bridge waterways with 3 bridges over 500 feet (152 mtrs) in height crossing it in different areas before it finally empties into the Yangtze River at the city of Fuling. The first came in 1995 when the 840 foot (256 mtr) high Jiangjiehe arch bridge opened near Weng’an. In 2001, the Liuguanghe bridge opened across the Wujiang’s upper reaches near Guiyang with a 975 foot (297 mtrs) high deck that is still the world’s highest among beam bridges. The total bridge count reaches 5 if you include the Ganxigou and Yanxigou bridges located on tributaries just off the Wujiang. Only the Beipanjiang River has a more spectacular group of high river crossings in China.

Prior to the Wujiang viaduct’s opening, the highway descended into the valley and crossed the river on a one-of-a-kind suspension / cable stayed bridge hybrid. Opened in 1997, it was the first time in more than 50 years that a major bridge was constructed with cable stays supporting the deck on either side of the tower with a conventional suspended span in the middle. French engineers like Ferdinand Arnodin built many similar hybrid suspension / cable stayed bridges in the late eighteen and early 1900s.

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