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This is a list of all 81 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the country China. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of countries.
1874 Huitong
Yunnan Province, China (Nujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1232
References:BCG, BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Closed, 1971
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:94.3m
Notes
  • Originally built with iron chains, modified to steel wire cables, 1935.
1938 Nengtan
Hunan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1277
References:BCG
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Main span:80m
1940 Changgan (Gongguo)
Gongguo, Yunnan Province, China (Lancang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1231
References:BCG, BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:158.05m
1942 Shimian
Sichuan Province, China (Dadu River)
Bridgemeister ID:1290
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:105m
Notes
  • Rebuilt 1952, 1964.
1946 Monkey
Yunnan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1282
References:BCG
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:43.54m
1948 Jicheng (Huiren, Dongfeng)
Baoshan and Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China (Nujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1230
References:BCG, BYU
Use:Vehicular
Status:Derelict
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:140m
Notes
  • Bypassed in 1988 by Dongfeng cable-stayed bridge. The Jicheng bridge was also previously known as "Dongfeng".
1951 Luding
Sichuan Province, China (Dadu River)
Bridgemeister ID:1280
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:130m
1951 Lushan Feixianguan
Sichuan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1281
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:76.6m
1956 Maoting
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1287
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:100m
1957 Babianjiang
Kunming-Jinghong Highway, Yunnan Province, China (Babian River)
Bridgemeister ID:1215
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:75m
1957 Tenglong
Tengchong and Longling, Yunnan Province, China (Longjiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1234
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:96.9m
1957 Yuanjiang (Yuanjiang Honghe)
Yunnan Province, China (Yuanjiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1284
References:BCG, BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:75.6m
1958 Yuejin
Liuku, Yunnan Province, China (Nujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1236
References:BYU
Suspended spans:1
Main span:98.4m
1960 Bifu
Liuku, Yunnan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1214
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:~90m
Notes
  • Renovated in 1990's.
1962 Ruilijiang
Ruili City, Yunnan Province, China (Ruili River)
Bridgemeister ID:1220
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:109m
1962 Shudi
Lijiang and Ninglang, Yunnan Province, China (Jinsha River)
Bridgemeister ID:1221
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:111m
1965 Houqiao
Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China (Binlang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1219
References:BYU
Suspended spans:1
Main span:48m
1966 Panzhihua Yalongjiang
Sichuan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1286
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:171.8m
1968 Hemenkou
Panzhihua, Sichuan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1275
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:180m
1968 Tai'erzhuang Canal
Shandong Province, China (Tai'erzhuang Canal)
Bridgemeister ID:1291
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:70m
1968 Weizhou
Sichuan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1276
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:124m
1969 Chaoyang
Chongqing, Sichuan Province, China (Jialin River)
Bridgemeister ID:469
Structurae ID:0001890
References:BCG
Principals:Chongqing Bridge Engineering Co.
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:186m
Notes
  • BCG says completed 1966.
1970 Chaijiatai
Gansu Province, China (Yellow River)
Bridgemeister ID:1265
References:BCG
Suspended spans:1
Main span:150m
1970 Jingyun
Midu and Lincang, Yunnan Province, China (Lancang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1222
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:80m
1970 Pingpu
Gansu Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1271
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Suspended spans:1
Main span:133m
1971 Shichuan
Gansu Province, China (Yellow River)
Bridgemeister ID:1274
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:124m
1971 Xiangyang
Liuku, Yunnan Province, China (Nujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1223
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:131.4m
1973 Cikai
Gongshan County, Yunnan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1224
References:BCG, BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:117m
1973 Yumenkou
Shaanxi Province and Shanxi Province, China (Yellow River)
Bridgemeister ID:1285
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:144m
1983 Jiake
Fugong County, Yunnan Province, China (Nujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1241
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:118m
1983 Manjiedu
Fengqing County, Yunnan Province, China (Lancang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1225
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:106m
1985 Kaligang
Qinghai Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1278
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:85m
1985 Menglun
Menglun (Jinghong vicinity), Yunnan Province, China (Lancang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1216
References:BYU
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:140m
Notes
  • In vicinity of Xishuangbanna Botanical Research Institute. The English translation in BCG puts this over the "Buyuan River" but several web sites show this bridge over the Lancang. Feel free to email me if this is a matter of translation or multiple accepted names.
1985 Niuwan
Guangxi, China
Bridgemeister ID:1279
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:274m
1986 Lancang River
Yunnan Province, China (Lancang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1061
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:164m
1986 Qihama Yellow River
Gansu Province, China (Yellow River)
Bridgemeister ID:1062
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:195.25m
1987 Beida
Liaoning Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1063
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:132m
1987 North
Dalian, Liaoning Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:482
Structurae ID:0001891
Principals:Dalian 1st Construction Engineering Co.
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:132m
Side spans:2 x 48m
1987 Xiluodu
Sichuan Province and Yongshan County, Yunnan Province, China (Jinshajiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1064
References:BCG, BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:160m
1987 Yangjiawan
Gansu Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1065
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Main span:180m
1988 Bangjie
Lianghe County, Yunnan Province, China (Longjiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1242
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 60m
Side spans:2 x 24m
Notes
  • Multi-span vehicular bridge.
1989 Baji
Deqin County, Yunnan Province, China (Lancang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1239
References:BYU
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:74m
1989 Jinhu
Taining, Fujian Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:487
Structurae ID:0001893
References:BCG
Principals:Communication Bureau of Taining County
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:215.41m
1990 Kadu
Mojiang, Yunnan Province, China (Kadu River)
Bridgemeister ID:1240
References:BYU
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:99m
1990 Meixi (Meixihe)
Fengjie, Sichuan Province, China (Meixi River)
Bridgemeister ID:488
Structurae ID:0001895
References:BCG
Principals:Communication Bureau of Wanxian Prefecture
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:222.5m
Notes
  • Inclined hangers. No towers. Cables anchored directly into hills on either side of the crossing.
1990 Shangpa
Fugong, Yunnan Province, China (Nujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1237
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:160m
1992 Qileharen'eerqisihe (Qideharen E'rqisi)
Habahexian, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China
Bridgemeister ID:490
Structurae ID:0001894
References:BCG
Principals:Hwy Planning, Survey & Design Institute of Xinjiang Aut. Reg.
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:108m
Side spans:2 x 36m
1994 Puwen
Jinghong, Yunnan Province, China (Puwen River)
Bridgemeister ID:1243
References:BYU
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 60m
1995 Chongyang
Liuku, Yunnan Province, China (Nujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1238
References:BYU
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:160m
1995 Shantou Bay
Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:492
Structurae ID:0001889
References:BCG
Principals:Major Bridge Eng. Bureau, Ministry of Railways
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:452m
1996 Xiling
Yichang, Hubei Province, China (Yangtze River)
Bridgemeister ID:493
Structurae ID:0001897
References:BCG
Principals:Major Bridge Eng. Bureau, Ministry of Railways
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:900m
1997 Fengdu
Fengdu County, Chongqing, China (Yangtze River)
Bridgemeister ID:1288
Structurae ID:0030788
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:450m
1997 Humen
Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China (Pearl River)
Bridgemeister ID:497
Structurae ID:0001896
References:BCG
Principals:Highway Eng. Co. of Guangdong Province
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:888m
1997 Tsing Ma
Hong Kong, China (Ma Wan Channel)
Bridgemeister ID:500
Structurae ID:0000082
References:BAR, BCG, SA199712a
Principals:Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Ltd
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway, light rail)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,377m
Side spans:2
1997 Wujiang River
Guizhou Province, China (Wujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1289
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:288m
Notes
  • This is a combination of a cable-stayed and traditional suspension bridge with an interesting profile. The stays suspend the backspans and about two-fifths of the main span. The traditional cables and vertical suspenders suspend the center three-fifths of the main span.
1998 Bingsu
Yunlong County, Yunnan Province, China (Nujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1226
References:BYU
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:145m
1998 Zini
Fujian Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1292
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:208m
Side spans:2
1999 Haicang
Xiamen, Fujian Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:963
Structurae ID:0006699
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:648m
Side spans:2 x 230m
1999 Jiangyin
Jiangyin and Jingjiang, Jiangsu Province, China (Yangtze River)
Bridgemeister ID:498
Structurae ID:0001751
References:BC3, BCG, BDU
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,385m
2000 E'gongyan
Chongqing, Sichuan Province, China (Yangtze River)
Bridgemeister ID:1272
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:600m
2000 Yichang
Hubei Province, China (Yangtze River)
Bridgemeister ID:1273
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:960m
2005 Runyang
Zhenjiang and Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China (Yangtze River)
Bridgemeister ID:1757
Structurae ID:0009227
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:1,490m
2007 Yangluo
Wuhan vicinity, Hubei, China (Yangtze River)
Bridgemeister ID:2548
Coordinates:N 30.63714 E 114.55560
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:1,280m
2008 Huangpu
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (Pearl River)
Bridgemeister ID:2549
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:1,108m
2009 Balinghe (Ba Lin He)
Guanling County, Guizhou, China (Baling River)
Bridgemeister ID:2550
Structurae ID:0026163
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,088m
2009 Si Du River (Siduhe River, Sidu River)
Yesanguan vicinity, Badong County, Hubei Province, China (Si Du River)
Bridgemeister ID:2551
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:900m
Notes
  • Currently (2011) recognized as the "highest" bridge (of any kind) with roadway 496 meters above the lowest point (the Si Du River) below the bridge.
2009 Xihoumen
Zhoushan and Ningbo, Zhejiang, China (Hangzhou Bay)
Bridgemeister ID:2547
Structurae ID:0015467
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:1,650m
Side span:1
Notes
  • Upon completion, had the second longest main span of any bridge.
2012 Fourth Nanjing Yangtze
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (Yangtze River)
Bridgemeister ID:2580
Coordinates:N 32.17826 E 118.94016
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,418m
2012 Taizhou
Taizhou, Jiangsu, China (Yangtze River)
Bridgemeister ID:2579
Structurae ID:0032656
Coordinates:N 32.24661 E 119.87669
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 1,080m
2013 Aizhai
Jishou vicinity, Hunan, China
Bridgemeister ID:2582
Coordinates:N 28.32950 E 109.60133
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,146m
Notes
  • Completed December 2012, but opened March 31, 2012. At the time it opened, held record as the "longest highest" bridge in that it had the longest main span of any of the highest bridges in the world (it was considered the sixth-highest bridge in 2012).
(footbridge)
Lagu Wadi, Fugong County, Yunnan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1218
References:BYU
Use:Footbridge
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
Ninglang County, Yunnan Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1227
References:BYU
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • H-shaped concrete towers.
(footbridge)
Simatai Great Wall, Hebei Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:2091
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Eric Sakowski
(footbridge)
Weng'an, Guizhou Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1697
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • This bridge was adjacent to the Jiangjiehe arch bridge completed in 1995. Eric Sakowski notes that the arch bridge is 863 feet above the valley floor and this suspension bridge was likely about 650 feet high.
City of Ghosts Gate
Fengdu, China
Bridgemeister ID:1561
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Fulong
Zhongdian and Deqin, Yunnan Province, China (Jinshajiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1235
References:BYU
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:108m
Guya
Deqin, Yunnan Province, China (Lancang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1228
References:BYU
Use:Footbridge
Suspended spans:1
Hongjun (Red Army)
Zhongdian, Yunnan Province, China (Shangqiaotou River)
Bridgemeister ID:1233
References:BYU
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Panjiang
Guizhou Province, China
Bridgemeister ID:1294
References:BCG
Use:Vehicular
White Dragon (Baidicheng, Baïdicheng)
Qutang Gorge, China (Yangtze River - Three Gorges)
Bridgemeister ID:645
Structurae ID:0012576
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • To be demolished as part of Three Gorges dam project. Still in use as of early 2003.
Yabiluo
Fugong County, Yunnan Province, China (Nujiang River)
Bridgemeister ID:1217
References:BYU
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1

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