Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sichuan China's Bridges: Fujiang River Bridge

July 2008 (31.888 Degrees, 104.783 Degrees) Fujiang River Bridge
We crossed many new bridges in excellent shape along Route S105 on our way back from Nanba. Eventually we stopped at the Fujiang River, which was dammed by landslides during the earthquake. They had to evacuate all of the people downstream before they blew up the 'quake' dam, just in case anything went wrong. Across the Fujiang River was this long, open spandrel arch bridge. It seems like they often build the same piers on top of caissons in many rivers, and then choose the type of superstructure based on materials, availability of skilled labor, or on span length. But it's usually an arch. 
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Sichuan China's Bridges: Fujiang River Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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