Liuguanghe Bridge

Liuguanghe Bridge is a 305-metre-high (1,001 ft)[1] beam bridge at Liu Guangzhen, Guizhou, China. It held the record for world's highest bridge between 2001 and 2003, surpassing the 72-year-old, 291-metre-high (955 ft) Royal Gorge Bridge, until the opening of the 366 m (1,201 ft) Beipan River Guanxing Highway Bridge. As of 2011, it is still the highest beam bridge and is among the twenty highest bridges in the world.

Liuguanghe Bridge

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Coordinates26°59′10″N 106°24′39″E / 26.9862°N 106.4109°E / 26.9862; 106.4109Coordinates: 26°59′10″N 106°24′39″E / 26.9862°N 106.4109°E / 26.9862; 106.4109
CarriesKokudou 321(China).svg China National Highway 321
CrossesWu River (Yachi)
LocaleLiu Guangzhen, Guizhou
Height297 metres (974 ft)
Longest span240 metres (790 ft)

The Liuguanghe Bridge forms part of China National Highway 321 between Bijie and Guiyang and has a 240-metre-long (790 ft) span. The highest pillar, which sits on the edge of a steep, deep valley, is 90 metres high.

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  1. ^ "Chinese highway included in Guinness book". China Daily. 23 January 2002. Retrieved 2011-01-20.