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The Xingkang Bridge or Luding Yaye Expressway Bridge as is a suspension bridge in Luding County, Sichuan, China that opened in 2018. The 285 m (935 ft) high deck is one of the highest in world. The bridge forms part of the G4218 Ya'an–Kargilik Expressway carrying traffic over the Dadu River. The bridge began construction in 2014 and opened in 2018. The main span of the bridge is 1,100 m (3,600 ft) making it one of the longest ever built.

Xingkang Bridge

泸定大渡河特大桥
Coordinates29°57′55″N 102°12′54″E / 29.9654°N 102.2149°E / 29.9654; 102.2149Coordinates: 29°57′55″N 102°12′54″E / 29.9654°N 102.2149°E / 29.9654; 102.2149
CarriesG4218 Ya'an–Kargilik Expressway China Expwy G4218 sign no name.svg
CrossesDadu River
LocaleLuding County, Sichuan, China
Characteristics
DesignSuspension
MaterialSteel
Longest span1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Clearance above285 m (935 ft)
History
Opened2018

The bridge is located just 2 kilometres upstream from the Luding Dam and crosses the reservoir formed by the dam. Although the bridge is 285 metres above the original river the bridge sits 235 metres above the reservoir. The bridge was constructed as part of the new expressway from Ya'an to Kangding massively reducing travel times in the area.[1]

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  1. ^ "Ya'an to Kangding Expressway Project". Sichuan Department of Transport (in Chinese). Retrieved 2 January 2015.