Fengjie Yangtze River Bridge

The Fengjie Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge which crosses the Yangtze River in Fengjie, Chongqing, China. Completed in 2005, it carries 4 lanes of traffic on the S201 provincial road. The bridges main span measures 460 metres (1,510 ft) which places it among the longest cable-stayed spans in the world.[1] The bridge was constructed 110 metres (360 ft) above the original river however the reservoir created by the Three Gorges Dam has increased the height of the water below the bridge and the clearance is vastly reduced.

Fengjie Bridge

奉节长江大桥
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Coordinates31°01′13″N 109°28′51″E / 31.020306°N 109.480944°E / 31.020306; 109.480944Coordinates: 31°01′13″N 109°28′51″E / 31.020306°N 109.480944°E / 31.020306; 109.480944
CarriesS201 provincial road
CrossesYangtze River
LocaleFengjie, Chongqing, China
Other name(s)Kuimen Yangtze River Bridge
Characteristics
DesignCable-stayed
Total length893 metres (2,930 ft)
Width18.5 metres (61 ft)
Height211.6 metres (694 ft)
Longest span460 metres (1,510 ft)
Clearance above110 metres (360 ft)
Clearance below18 metres (59 ft)
History
Construction start1999
Opened2005

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