Jinghe Dam Footbridge

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Jinghe Dam Footbridge
泾河大桥东庄
Yanxiazhen, Shaanxi, China
(656) feet high / (200) meters high
(689) foot span / (210) meter span
2011-(2022)

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Built in advance of the construction of the giant Dongzhuang Dam over the Jinghe River, this suspension footbridge is a substantial structure open to the public that might become a permanent footbridge once the giant dam is complete several hundred meters upstream. The front row view of the dam face and the 200 meter vertical cliffs of the abyss-like Jing River gorge should continue to make this one of the most amazing scenic spots in all of Shaanxi Province.

The Jinghe Dam Footbridge is one of just 2 bridges in Northern China to ever exceed 200 meters in height and is currently the highest bridge ever built in Shaanxi Province.

The footbridge is unique for having only one tower with a hillside anchorage on the opposite slope making the main cable span length reportedly 210 meters or 36 meters longer then the suspended deck span length of 174 meters.

Construction has now started on a 2-lane, Y-shaped steel through arch with a span of 220 meters.


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Access paths have been cut into the cliffs for the preparation of the dam.


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a high green fence was added to the bridge several years after it was completed.


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Dongzhuang Dam image.


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Facts on the dam and footbridge.


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Early arch proposal.


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Drawing of a planned arch bridge due to replace the footbridge.


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Jinghe Dam Footbridge satellite image.


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Jinghe Dam Footbridge location map.