Jinshajiang Bridge

Jinshajiang Bridge, the world's largest span suspension bridge

Located in the northwest of Yunnan province, China, the Jinshajiang Bridge is said to be the world's largest span suspension bridge.

The new steel-girder suspension bridge, over the Jinsha River, is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. The bridge construction began in 2016 and opened in 2020. The new bridge was made with highly technical difficulty due to the area's high earthquake risk and high altitude. With a height of 461 meters (1,512 feet) this high level crossing is not only the highest bridge to ever cross Asia’s largest river but also the longest span high level bridge in the world with a tower to tower distance of 1,386 meters or 4,547 feet.

The new bridge connects Panzhihua to Lijiang and ranks among the top 15 longest suspension bridge spans in the world. The bridge forms part of the G4216 Chengdu–Lijiang Expressway, and shorts the travel time from Lijiang to Panzhihua in Sichuan from 6 hours to 2 hours. The bridge deck has a clear drop of 335 meters when the Jin'an Dam is full, which is equivalent to the height of a 110-storey building, and 461 meters to the now hidden level of the original Jinsha River surface.
Road suggested by: Jorge Manuel Gómez Sánchez
Pic:Yunnan.cn

 

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