Bridges and tunnels across the Yangtze River

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The bridges and tunnels across the Yangtze River carry rail and road traffic across China's longest and largest river and form a vital part of the country's transportation infrastructure. The river bisects China proper from west to east, and every major north-south bound highway and railway must cross the Yangtze. Large urban centers along the river such as Chongqing, Wuhan, and Nanjing also have urban mass transit rail lines crossing the Yangtze.

Pontoon bridges have been used by militaries for two thousand years on the Yangtze, but until the completion of the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge in 1957, there were no permanent bridges along the main stretch of the river known as Chang Jiang (the "Long River"), from Yibin to the river mouth in Shanghai, a distance of 2,884 km (1,792 mi). Since then, over 75 bridges and six tunnels have been built over this stretch, the overwhelming majority since 1990. They reflect a broad array of bridge designs and, in many cases, represent significant achievements in modern bridge engineering. Several rank among the world's longest suspension, cable-stayed, arch bridges, truss and box girder bridges as well as some of the highest and tallest bridges.

Upriver from Yibin, bridge spans are more common along the Jinsha and Tongtian sections where the Yangtze is much narrower, although numerous new bridges are being added. The oldest bridge still in use is the Jinlong, a simple suspension bridge over the Jinsha section of the river in Lijiang, Yunnan that was originally built in 1880 and rebuilt in the 1936.[1]

Section names of the Yangtze

Map of the Yangtze River Basin, showing the location of Shanghai, Jiujiang, Wuhan, Yueyang, Yichang, the Three Gorges Dam, Chongqing, Yibin, Panzhihua and Yushu along the river.
Map of the Yangtze River Basin, showing the location of Shanghai, Jiujiang, Wuhan, Yueyang, Yichang, the Three Gorges Dam, Chongqing, Yibin, Panzhihua and Yushu along the river.
A high-speed train ride on the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway across the Dashengguan Bridge

Due to changes in the designation of the source of the Yangtze, various sections of the river have been thought of as distinct rivers with different names. The bridges and tunnels of the Yangtze have compound names consisting of the location name and the river section name. Today, the river has four sectional names in (in Chinese) : (1) Tuotuo, (2) Tongtian, (3) Jinsha and (4) Chang Jiang.

  1. The Tuotuo River, considered the official headstream of the Yangtze, flows 358 km (222 mi) from the glaciers of the Gelaindong massif in the Tanggula Mountains of southwestern Qinghai to the confluence with the Dangqu River to form the Tongtian River.
  2. The Tongtian continues for 813 km (505 mi) to the confluence with the Batang River at Yushu in south central Qinghai.
  3. The Jinsha or Gold Sands River continues for 2,308 km (1,434 mi) along the border of western Sichuan with Qinghai, Tibet, and Yunnan, through northern Yunnan and southern Sichuan to the confluence with the Min River at Yibin in south central Sichuan.
  4. Chang Jiang or the "Long River" refers to the final 2,884 km (1,792 mi) of the Yangtze from Yibin through southeastern Sichuan, Chongqing, western Hubei, northern Hunan, eastern Hubei, northern Jiangxi, Anhui and Jiangsu to the river's mouth in Shanghai. Chang Jiang is generally substituted by "Yangtze" in English usage.

For example, the Nanjing Chang Jiang Bridge is translated as the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. The Taku Jinsha River Bridge is a bridge along the Jinsha section of the Yangtze.


The Yangtze River forms a major geographic barrier dividing northern and southern China. For millennia, travelers crossed the Yangtze by ferry. In the first half of the 20th century, rail passengers from Beijing to Guangzhou and Shanghai had to disembark, respectively, at Hanyang and Pukou, and cross the river by steam ferry before resuming journeys by train.

Bridges in antiquity

Pontoon bridges

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The Song dynasty Dongjin Bridge over the Gan River, a Yangtze tributary in Jiangxi.

The earliest recorded pontoon bridge over the Yangtze was the Jiangguan Pontoon Bridge built in AD 35 by Gongsun Shu, the ruler of Sichuan, in the war with the Han Emperor Liu Xiu.[2][3] Gongsun Shu built the pontoon across a narrow part of the river between Jingmen and Yichang in (modern Hubei Province) to block the Han Emperor's navy from sailing upriver into Sichuan.[3] The pontoon was burned in battle and Liu Xiu went on to capture Sichuan.[3]

In 570, the Northern Zhou general Chen Teng built a crude suspension bridge across the Xiling Gorge using thick rope and reeds to carry food and provisions for his troops on the south bank. The bridge was cut apart by boats lined with sharp knives sent down river by the Chen general Zhang Shaoda.[4]

During the Tang Dynasty, a pontoon bridge was built in Sangouzhen in the Qutang Gorge in 619.[2][4]

In 974, during the Song Emperor Zhao Kuangyin's conquest of the Southern Tang, a pontoon over 1,000 meters long linked together by bamboo chains was erected in just three days at Caishiji (Ma'anshan, Anhui Province) and enabled the Song Army to advance swiftly across the river and capture Nanjing, the Southern Tang capital.[2][3]

The Taiping rebels made extensive use of pontoons on the Yangtze in their campaign against the Qing Dynasty in the Yangtze Basin.[3] In December 30, 1852, they built two pontoons nearly 3,000 meters long in a fortnight's time at Baishazhou and Yingwuzhou in Wuhan to move troops from Hanyang on the north bank to the Wuchang on the south bank.[3] The Taipings tied together small boats into twos and threes and steered these preassembled pieces simultaneously into the river, and used iron anchors to set the pontoons instead of chains. They added leather-covered walls to the bridges and added towers and firing positions.[3]

Pontoon bridges have not been a feasible long-term solution to cross river transport because they block boat traffic on the Yangtze, a major conduit for travelers and cargo between the coast and the Chinese interior.

Iron chain bridges

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The Iron Rainbow (Tiehong) Bridge is a contemporary of the Jinlong Bridge over the Chongjiang River, a Yangtze tributary near the Great Bend in Shigu Town, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Lijiang, Yunnan.[5]

Dating back to 3rd century, militaries of antiquity have stretched iron chains across the Yangtze in the Three Gorges to block invading armies. Notable examples include the iron chain defense of the Wu Kingdom in the Xiling Gorge against the Jin Dynasty in 280, the Former Shu's chain across Kuimen in the Qutang Gorge against the Jingnan in 925, and Song general Xu Zongwu's seven-link chain at the same location against the Mongols in 1264.[4]

The first documented iron chain bridge across the river was built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Empire over the Jinsha. The Shenchuan Iron Bridge, a simple suspension bridge, stood at what is today Tacun of Weixi Lisu Autonomous County in the Dêqên Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwestern Yunnan Province, and was probably built to help the Tibetan military advance against the Kingdom of Nanzhao during its invasions between 682 and 704.[6] The Tibetans stationed a frontier command office in the town called the Shenchuan Iron Bridge jiedushi.[6] The bridge facilitated trade between the two countries until 794 when the Nanzhao realigned with the Tang Dynasty and destroyed the bridge in a war with the Tibetan Empire.[6][7]

The oldest bridge still in use on the Yangtze is the Jinlong Bridge in Lijiang, a simple iron chain suspension bridge first built during the Qing Dynasty from 1876 to 1880.[8] It was destroyed in a flood in 1935 and rebuilt the following year.[8] The bridge was named a National Historical Site in 2006.[8]

Iron chain bridges are more durable than pontoon bridges and allow for year-round use, although when the river level is high during the flood season, boards on the bridge deck must be removed.[9]

Modern bridges

Chang Jiang

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The opening of the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge on October 15, 1957.

The first permanent bridge to cross the Chang Jiang section of the river was the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, built from 1955 to 1957. The dual-use road-rail bridge was a major infrastructural project in the early years of the People's Republic and was completed with Soviet assistance. The second bridge was a single-track railway bridge built in Chongqing in 1959. The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, also a road-rail bridge, was the first bridge to cross the lower reaches of the Yangtze. It was built from 1960 to 1968, after the Sino-Soviet split, and did not receive foreign assistance. The Zhicheng Road-Rail Bridge followed in 1971.

Only two bridges opened in the 1980s, the Chongqing's First Shibanpo Bridge in 1980 and the Luzhou Road Bridge in 1982. Both were in the upper reaches of Changjiang in Sichuan Province, to which Chongqing Municipality belonged at the time.

Bridge-building resumed in the 1990s and accelerated in the first decade of the 21st century. Jiangxi Province had its first bridge in 1993 with the opening of the Jiujiang Bridge. The first bridge in Anhui Province, the Tongling Bridge, opened in 1995. Six of the 11 bridges built in the 1990s and half of the 40 bridge crossings added in the 2000s were built in Chongqing Municipality, which became a directly-controlled municipality in 1997 to facilitate the construction of the Three Gorges and experienced a building boom.

By 2005, there were over 50 bridges across the Yangtze River between Yibin and Shanghai. The rapid pace of bridge construction has continued. The first tunnel under the Yangtze opened in Wuhan in 2008.

As of December 2014, urban Chongqing has 18 bridges, Wuhan has eight bridges and three tunnels, and Nanjing has five bridges and two tunnels. About a dozen other bridges are now under construction.

The Yangluo Bridge, which opened in 2007, is one of eight bridges across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, and is tied with the Golden Gate Bridge as the 12th longest suspension bridge in the world.

Upstream sections

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The Jihong Bridge over the Jinsha River just upstream from the Tiger Leaping Gorge in Lijiang, Yunnan.

In the upper reaches of the Yangtze above Yibin, the Jinsha (Gold Sands), Tongtian, and Tuotuo sections of the river are narrower and bridges are more numerous. As of December 2014, Yibin had 10 bridges across the Jinsha and Panzhihua had 16.

The Taku Jinsha River Bridge, under construction in Lijiang, is set to become the highest bridge in the world with a bridge deck that is 512 m (1,680 ft) above the surface of the river.[10]

Bridge strain

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A weigh station for the Songyuan Bridge along the Jinsha River in Yunnan

With the advent of economic growth around the country and widespread use of heavy freight trucks, bridges along the Yangtze have been bearing greater load, leading to greater strain on older bridge structures. The Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge was originally designed to carry trucks weighing up to 30 t (33 short tons).[11] In 2008, the tonnage limit was raised to 55 t (61 short tons).[11] In November 2011, a crack was discovered in the bridge's steel structure and forced the authorities to close the bridge to freight traffic.[12] In February 2012, the tonnage limit was lowered to 20 t (22 short tons).[11] Truck traffic had to be re-routed to neighboring provinces. In 2012, a crack was discovered in one girder of the Luzhou Yangtze River Bridge, leading to bridge closure and emergency repairs.[13]

Longest and tallest bridges

Bridges over the Yangtze including some of the longest and tallest bridges in the world.

Longest span timeline

Year Bridge City Province Longest span Type
1957 First Wuhan Bridge Wuhan Hubei 128 m (420 ft) truss
1968 First Nanjing Bridge Nanjing Jiangsu 160 m (520 ft) truss
1971 Zhicheng Bridge Zhicheng Hubei 160 m (520 ft) truss
1980 First Shibanpo Bridge Chongqing Sichuan 174 m (571 ft) beam
1993 Jiujiang Bridge Jiujiang Jiangxi 216 m (709 ft) truss & arch
1995 Lijiatuo Bridge Jiulongpo District
Nan'an District
Chongqing 444 m (1,457 ft) cable-stayed
1996 Xiling Bridge Yichang Hubei 900 m (3,000 ft) suspension
1999 Jiangyin Bridge Jingjiang, Jiangyin Jiangsu 1,385 m (4,544 ft) suspension
2005 Runyang South Bridge Shiye Island, Zhenjiang Jiangsu 1,490 m (4,890 ft) suspension

List of existing bridges and tunnels

Chang Jiang

Name Image Location Province Opened Total length Longest Span Type Carries Coordinates
Shanghai Yangtze River Bridge
[note 1]
Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel and Bridge.jpg Chongming, Changxing Shanghai 2009 9,997 m (32,799 ft) 730 m (2,400 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G40 sign with name.png
31°26′06″N 121°44′39″E / 31.435°N 121.7442°E
Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel
[note 1]
Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel south entrance.JPG Changxing, Pudong 2009 8,950 m (29,360 ft)  – tunnel 31°19′33″N 121°41′40″E / 31.3258°N 121.6944°E
Chongqi Bridge
[note 1]
2011 7,150 m (23,460 ft) 185 m (607 ft) box girder 31°41′45″N 121°39′59″E / 31.6957°N 121.6663°E
Sutong Bridge Sutong Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Nantong, Changshu Jiangsu 2008 8,206 m (26,923 ft) 1,088 m (3,570 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G15 sign with name.svg
31°47′22″N 121°00′08″E / 31.7894°N 121.0022°E
Jiangyin Bridge Jiangyin Yangtze River bridge-2.jpeg Jingjiang, Jiangyin 1999 3,071 m (10,075 ft) 1,385 m (4,544 ft) suspension China Expwy G2 sign with name.svg
31°56′57″N 120°16′03″E / 31.9492°N 120.2674°E
Taizhou Bridge Complex
[note 2]
Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Taizhou, Yangzhong 2012 12,665 m (41,552 ft) 1,080 m (3,540 ft)x2 suspension Jiangsu Expwy S35 sign with name.svg 32°14′48″N 119°52′36″E / 32.2466°N 119.8767°E
Yangzhong, Zhenjiang 125 m (410 ft) box girder
Runyang Bridge Complex
[note 3]
Runyang North Bridge.jpg Yangzhou, Shiye Island
(Nouth Bridge)
2005 ~6,500 m (21,300 ft) 406 m (1,332 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G4011 sign with name.svg
32°12′26″N 119°21′49″E / 32.2072°N 119.3637°E
Runyan Bridge 1.jpg Shiye Island, Zhenjiang
(South Bridge)
1,490 m (4,890 ft) suspension
Fourth Nanjing Bridge Fourth Nanjing Yangtze Bridge.JPG Nanjing 2012 5,437 m (17,838 ft) 1,418 m (4,652 ft) suspension China Expwy G2501 sign no name.svg 32°10′41″N 118°56′24″E / 32.1780°N 118.9401°E
Second Nanjing Bridge Second Nanjing Yangtze Bridge.JPG 2001 2,938 m (9,639 ft) 628 m (2,060 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G36 sign with name.svg
32°09′45″N 118°50′10″E / 32.1626°N 118.8362°E
Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge02.jpg 1968 4,588 m (15,052 ft) 160 m (520 ft) truss Kokudou 104(China).svg
Jinghu R.R.
32°06′55″N 118°44′20″E / 32.1153°N 118.7389°E
Nanjing Yangtze River Tunnel 南京江心洲长江隧道.jpg 2009 3,837 m (12,589 ft)  – tunnel 6-lane highway 31°58′14″N 118°38′28″E / 31.9706°N 118.6411°E
Third Nanjing Bridge NJ 3rd Bridge-edit.jpg 2005 4,744 m (15,564 ft) 648 m (2,126 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G42 sign with name.svg
China Expwy G2501 sign no name.svg
31°58′14″N 118°38′28″E / 31.9706°N 118.6411°E
Nanjing Metro Line 10 Tunnel BSicon SUBWAY-CHN.svg Nanjing Metro logo.svg 2014 3,345 m (10,974 ft)  – tunnel
Dashengguan Bridge The Dashengguan railway bridge1.jpg 2010 1,615 m (5,299 ft) 336 m (1,102 ft) arch Jinghu HSR
Huhanrong PDL
Nanjing Metro
31°57′35″N 118°37′52″E / 31.9598°N 118.6310°E
Ma'anshan Bridge Complex
[note 4]
MaanshanBridgeView.jpg Ma'anshan Anhui 2013 11,209 m (36,775 ft) 1,080 m (3,540 ft)x2 suspension Anhui Expwy S24 sign no name.svg
31°36′36″N 118°23′32″E / 31.6101°N 118.3921°E
Ma'anshan Yangtze River Bridge East Channel.JPG 260 m (850 ft)x2 cable-stayed
Wuhu Bridge Wuhu Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Wuhu 2000 2,193 m (7,195 ft) 312 m (1,024 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G5011 sign with name.svg
Huainan Railway
31°23′16″N 118°20′07″E / 31.3878°N 118.3353°E
Tongling Bridge Tongling Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Tongling 1995 1,152 m (3,780 ft) 432 m (1,417 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G3 sign with name.svg
30°51′22″N 117°43′36″E / 30.8560°N 117.7268°E
Anqing Bridge Bridge on the Yangtze River in Anqing Anhui China-2.jpg Anqing 2004 1,040 m (3,410 ft) 510 m (1,670 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G50 sign with name.svg 30°29′57″N 117°04′17″E / 30.4991°N 117.0714°E
Jiujiang Bridge 九江琵琶亭远眺长江大桥.JPG Huangmei, Jiujiang Hubei,
1993 1,806 m (5,925 ft) 216 m (709 ft) combined truss and arch Kokudou 105(China).svg
Jingjiu R.R.
29°45′01″N 116°00′49″E / 29.7502°N 116.0136°E
Jiujiang Expressway Bridge Second Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2013 1,405 m (4,610 ft) 818 m (2,684 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G70 sign with name.svg 29°43′20″N 115°54′30″E / 29.722306°N 115.908444°E
Huangshi Bridge Huangshi Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Huangshi Hubei
1995 1,060 m (3,480 ft) 245 m (804 ft) beam Shoudou 201(China).svg 30°15′04″N 115°04′19″E / 30.2512°N 115.07201°E
Edong Bridge E’dong Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Huanggang 2010 1,486 m (4,875 ft) 926 m (3,038 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G45 sign with name.svg
China Expwy G50 sign with name.svg
30°15′39″N 115°04′28″E / 30.2607°N 115.0744°E
Ehuang Bridge Ehuang Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Huanggang, Ezhou 2002 1,290 m (4,230 ft) 480 m (1,570 ft) cable-stayed China Highway G106.png 30°24′44″N 114°55′09″E / 30.4121°N 114.9193°E
Huanggang Bridge Huanggang Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2014 1,215 m (3,986 ft) 567 m (1,860 ft) cable-stayed Hubei Expwy S38 sign no name.svg
Wuhuang ICR
30°29′53″N 114°50′03″E / 30.4981°N 114.8342°E
Yangluo Bridge WuhanYangluoYangtzeBridgePanorama.jpg Wuhan 2007 2,735 m (8,973 ft) 1,280 m (4,200 ft) suspension China Expwy G70 sign with name.svg
China Expwy G4201 sign no name.svg
30°37′27″N 114°33′28″E / 30.6242°N 114.5578°E
Tianxingzhou Bridge Tianxing-pontego super Wuhan Yangzi-Rivero-2.jpg 2009 4,657 m (15,279 ft) 504 m (1,654 ft) cable-stayed Wuhan Third Ring Road
Wuguang HSR
Huhanrong Railway
30°39′25″N 114°24′18″E / 30.6569°N 114.4050°E
Erqi Bridge Erqi Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2011 2,922 m (9,587 ft) 616 m (2,021 ft)x2 cable-stayed Wuhan Second Ring Road
30°37′39″N 114°20′31″E / 30.6276°N 114.3420°E
Second Wuhan Bridge Second Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge.jpg 1995 1,080 m (3,540 ft) 400 m (1,300 ft) cable-stayed Wuhan Inner Ring Road 30°36′18″N 114°19′12″E / 30.6051°N 114.32012°E
Wuhan Yangtze River Tunnel Wuhan Changjiang Tunnel.jpeg 2008 3,630 m (11,910 ft) N/A tunnel Wuhan Inner Ring Road
30°34′45″N 114°18′26″E / 30.5792°N 114.3072°E
Wuhan Metro Line 2 Tunnel Wuhan metro line 2 train.png 2012 3,098 m (10,164 ft) N/A tunnel
  Line 2
Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge-1.jpg 1957 1,670 m (5,480 ft) 128 m (420 ft) truss China Highway G107.png
Jingguang R.R.
30°32′59″N 114°17′18″E / 30.5497°N 114.2882°E
Wuhan Metro Line 4 Tunnel BSicon SUBWAY-CHN.svg 2014 2,994 m (9,823 ft) (left tube)
3,003 m (9,852 ft)(right tube)
 – tunnel
  Line 4
Yingwuzhou Bridge Yingwuzhou Bridge.JPG 2014 2,300 m (7,500 ft) 850 m (2,790 ft) suspension Wuhan Second Ring Road 30°31′51″N 114°16′46″E / 30.5308°N 114.2794°E
Baishazhou Bridge Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2000 3,589 m (11,775 ft) 618 m (2,028 ft) cable-stayed Wuhan Third Ring Road 30°29′05″N 114°14′44″E / 30.4846°N 114.2455°E
Junshan Bridge Junshan Bridge-2.jpg 2001 2,847 m (9,341 ft) 460 m (1,510 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G4 sign with name.svg
China Expwy G50 sign with name.svg
China Expwy G4201 sign no name.svg
30°22′27″N 114°08′25″E / 30.374028°N 114.140278°E
Jingyue Bridge China Yangtze Bridge.jpg Jianli, Yueyang Hubei,
2010 5,400 m (17,700 ft) 816 m (2,677 ft) cable-stayed Hubei Expwy S49 sign no name.svg
29°32′40″N 113°13′21″E / 29.54434°N 113.222433°E
Jingzhou Bridge Jingzhou-Changjiang daqio.JPG Jingzhou Hubei
2002 4,177 m (13,704 ft) 500 m (1,600 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G55 sign with name.png
30°18′32″N 112°12′59″E / 30.308837°N 112.21628°E
Zhicheng Bridge Zhicheng Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Zhicheng 1971 1,742.3 m (5,716 ft) 160 m (520 ft) truss Shoudou 225(China).svg
Jiaoliu R.R.
30°17′10″N 111°31′35″E / 30.286086°N 111.526442°E
Yichang Bridge Yichang Yangtze Highway Bridge.JPG Yichang 2001 1,187 m (3,894 ft) 960 m (3,150 ft) suspension China Expwy G50 sign with name.svg
Kokudou 318(China).svg
30°34′11″N 111°23′30″E / 30.569601°N 111.391536°E
Yichang Railway Bridge Yiwan Railway Yangtze River Bridge-1.jpg 2008 2,446 m (8,025 ft) 275 m (902 ft) (x2) truss and arch Yiwan R.R.
30°39′21″N 111°19′32″E / 30.655944°N 111.325583°E
Yiling Bridge Yiling Bridge-2.JPG 2001 936 m (3,071 ft) 348 m (1,142 ft) (x2) cable-stayed 4-lane highway 30°41′03″N 111°17′22″E / 30.684131°N 111.289515°E
Xiling Bridge Xiling Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 1996 1,119 m (3,671 ft) 900 m (3,000 ft) suspension 4-lane highway 30°49′43″N 111°02′47″E / 30.8285°N 111.0465°E
Badong Bridge Badong Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Badong 2004 728 m (2,388 ft) 388 m (1,273 ft) cable-stayed Kokudou 209(China).svg 31°02′55″N 110°19′42″E / 31.048556°N 110.328472°E
Wushan Bridge YangtzeRiverBridge.jpg Wushan County Chongqing 2005 612 m (2,008 ft) 460 m (1,510 ft) arch Road 31°03′47″N 109°54′08″E / 31.063056°N 109.902111°E
Fengjie Bridge Fengjie Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Fengjie 2005 893 m (2,930 ft) 460 m (1,510 ft) cable-stayed Road
31°01′13″N 109°28′51″E / 31.020306°N 109.480944°E
Yunyang Bridge Yunyang Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Yunyang 2005 637 m (2,090 ft) 318 m (1,043 ft) cable-stayed Road 30°54′56″N 108°42′42″E / 30.9155°N 108.71175°E
Second Wanzhou Bridge Second Wanzhou Yangtze Bridge.JPG Wanzhou 2004 1,153.86 m (3,786 ft) 580 m (1,900 ft) suspension 4-lane highway 30°49′33″N 108°24′17″E / 30.825889°N 108.404778°E
Wanzhou Railway Bridge Wanzhou Yangtze River Railway Bridge1.JPG 2005 1,106 m (3,629 ft) 360 m (1,180 ft) arch Yiwan Railway
30°46′11″N 108°25′00″E / 30.769778°N 108.416528°E
Wanxian Bridge Wanxian Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 1997 864 m (2,835 ft) 420 m (1,380 ft) arch Kokudou 306(China).svg 30°45′35″N 108°25′09″E / 30.759611°N 108.419278°E
Zhongxian Bridge Zhongxian Yangtze River Bridge-1.jpg Zhong County 2001 1,200 m (3,900 ft) 560 m (1,840 ft) suspension 4-lane S302 30°18′07″N 108°02′57″E / 30.301833°N 108.049111°E
Zhongzhou Bridge Zhongxian Changjiang Bridge.JPG 2009 2,145 m (7,037 ft) 460 m (1,510 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G50 sign with name.svg 30°13′55″N 108°00′21″E / 30.231944°N 108.005833°E
Fengdu Bridge Fengdu Bridge-1.jpg Fengdu 1997 620 m (2,030 ft) 450 m (1,480 ft) suspension S103 29°51′20″N 107°40′11″E / 29.855417°N 107.669722°E
Hanjiatuo Bridge Tan Yujiatuo Bridge-1.jpg Fuling 2012 1,137 m (3,730 ft) 432 m (1,417 ft) cable-stayed Yuli Railway 29°46′04″N 107°25′02″E / 29.767694°N 107.417278°E
Shiban'gou Bridge 02 ChangJiang 07 GhostTownToChongQing 2011 06 18 005.jpg 2009 975 m (3,199 ft) 450 m (1,480 ft) cable-stayed 4-lane Fuling Ring Rd 29°43′50″N 107°24′21″E / 29.730694°N 107.405944°E
Fuling Bridge Fuling Yangtze River Bridge-1.jpg 1997 631 m (2,070 ft) 330 m (1,080 ft) cable-stayed Kokudou 319(China).svg
29°44′11″N 107°20′49″E / 29.7365°N 107.346806°E
Lidu Bridge Lidu Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2007 822 m (2,697 ft) 398 m (1,306 ft) cable-stayed Road 29°43′37″N 107°17′36″E / 29.727028°N 107.293472°E
Qingcaobei Bridge
Qingcaobei Yangtze River Bridge.jpg 2013 1,146 m (3,760 ft) 460 m (1,510 ft) suspension Fuling Ring Rd.
Changshou Bridge Changshou Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Changshou District 2009 1,160 m (3,810 ft) 460 m (1,510 ft) cable-stayed 4-lane highway 29°48′59″N 107°03′25″E / 29.816444°N 107.057028°E
Changshou Railway Bridge Changshou Yangtze River Railroad Bridge.JPG 2005 898.3 m (2,947 ft) 192 m (630 ft) truss Yuhuai R.R.
29°46′22″N 106°59′30″E / 29.772796°N 106.991546°E
Yuzui Bridge Yuzui Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Nan'an District 2009 1,440 m (4,720 ft) 616 m (2,021 ft) suspension China Expwy G5001-CQRE sign with name.png
29°36′41″N 106°46′21″E / 29.611306°N 106.772556°E
Dafosi Bridge Chongqing bridge, Dafosi Yangtze River Bridge.jpg 2001 1,176 m (3,858 ft) 450 m (1,480 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G65 sign with name.png
29°36′24″N 106°34′58″E / 29.606667°N 106.582639°E
Chaotianmen Bridge Chaotianmen Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Yubei District, Nan'an District 2009 4,880 m (16,010 ft) 552 m (1,811 ft) arch 6-lane highway
2-track light rail
29°35′20″N 106°34′38″E / 29.588871°N 106.57721°E
Dongshuimen Bridge Chongqing Dongshuimen Changjiang Daqiao 2014.04.21 14-03-33.jpg Yuzhong District, Nan'an District 2014 1,124 m (3,688 ft) 445 m (1,460 ft) cable-stayed 4-lane highway
  Line 6
||style="cell-padding:1; font-size:80%"|29°33′39″N 106°35′13″E / 29.5608°N 106.5869°E
Shibanpo Bridge Shibanpo Bridge2.jpg 1980 1,103 m (3,619 ft) 330 m (1,080 ft) box girder 8-lane highway 29°32′44″N 106°33′36″E / 29.545556°N 106.559889°E
Caiyuanba Bridge Caiyuanba Bridge, Chongqing-1.jpg 2007 1,866 m (6,122 ft) 420 m (1,380 ft) arch 6-lane highway
  Line 3

2-track||style="cell-padding:1; font-size:80%"|29°32′36″N 106°32′53″E / 29.543222°N 106.547944°E
E'gongyan Bridge E'gongyan Bridge-1.jpg Jiulongpo District, Nan'an District 2000 1,022 m (3,353 ft) 600 m (2,000 ft) suspension 6 lane highway 29°31′24″N 106°31′41″E / 29.52325°N 106.528056°E
Lijiatuo Bridge Lijiatuo Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 1995 1,288 m (4,226 ft) 444 m (1,457 ft) cable-stayed Highway 29°28′46″N 106°31′42″E / 29.479472°N 106.528444°E
Masangxi Bridge Masangxi Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Dadukou District, Ba'nan District 2001 1,104 m (3,622 ft) 360 m (1,180 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G75 sign with name.png
29°27′28″N 106°29′39″E / 29.457667°N 106.494194°E
Yudong Bridge Yudong Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2008 1,541 m (5,056 ft) 260 m (850 ft) beam 6-lane highway
2-track light rail
29°24′09″N 106°29′48″E / 29.402556°N 106.496611°E
Baishatuo Railway Bridge Baishatuo Yangtze River Railway Bridge.JPG Dadukou District, Jiangjin District 1960 825 m (2,707 ft) 80 m (260 ft) truss 2-track Chuanqian R.R.
[note 5]
29°21′13″N 106°25′31″E / 29.353714°N 106.425267°E
Diwei Bridge Diwei Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2004 734 m (2,408 ft) 345 m (1,132 ft) cable-stayed 2-lane road 29°20′41″N 106°24′17″E / 29.344667°N 106.404722°E
Guanyinyan Bridge Guanyinyan Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Jiulongpo District, Jiangjin District 2009 1,199 m (3,934 ft) 436 m (1,430 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G93 sign with name.svg
China Expwy G5001 sign no name.svg
29°15′48″N 106°19′16″E / 29.263444°N 106.321222°E
Dingshan Bridge Yingbin Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2013 897 m (2,943 ft) 464 m (1,522 ft) cable-stayed 6-lane road 29°16′29″N 106°17′14″E / 29.274743°N 106.287242°E
Jiangjin Bridge
Jiangjin Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Jiangjin District 1997 1,360 m (4,460 ft) 240 m (790 ft) beam Shoudou 107(China).svg 29°15′50″N 106°15′09″E / 29.263806°N 106.252528°E
Chongqing Yongchuan Bridge 重庆永川长江大桥 Jiangjin District,
Yongchuan District
2014[15] 1,685 m (5,528 ft) 608 m (1,995 ft) cable-stayed Chongqing Third Ring Rd. 29°02′30″N 105°53′18″E / 29.041667°N 105.888333°E
Bosideng Bridge Bosideng Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Hejiang County Sichuan 2012 841 m (2,759 ft) 530 m (1,740 ft) arch China Expwy G93 sign with name.svg 28°53′32″N 105°52′47″E / 28.892182°N 105.879717°E
Second Hejiang Bridge Hejiang Bridge.JPG 2012 1,695 m (5,561 ft) 420 m (1,380 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G93 sign with name.svg 28°50′42″N 105°47′57″E / 28.84491°N 105.7992°E
Huangyi Bridge
Huangyi Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Luzhou 2012 1,223 m (4,012 ft) 520 m (1,710 ft) cable-stayed Sichuan Expwy S4 sign no name.svg 28°53′43″N 105°32′53″E / 28.895259°N 105.548094°E
Taian Bridge
Taian Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2008 1,573 m (5,161 ft) 270 m (890 ft) cable-stayed Road 28°52′42″N 105°31′34″E / 28.878326°N 105.526116°E
Qiancao Bridge
Qiancao Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2012 1,189 m (3,901 ft) 248 m (814 ft) extradosed Road 28°53′17″N 105°27′20″E / 28.888139°N 105.455556°E
Luzhou Bridge
Luzhou Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 1982 1,252 m (4,108 ft) 170 m (560 ft) beam Kokudou 321(China).svg 28°52′07″N 105°26′27″E / 28.868494°N 105.440806°E
Luzhou Railway Bridge
Luzhou Yangtze River Railway Bridge.JPG 2002 602 m (1,975 ft) 144 m (472 ft) beam Longchang-Huangtong R.R.
28°46′22″N 105°21′17″E / 28.772813°N 105.35476°E
Second Luzhou Bridge
Second Luzhou Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2003 1,408 m (4,619 ft) 253 m (830 ft) beam China Expwy G76 sign with name.svg
28°45′54″N 105°20′12″E / 28.764941°N 105.336644°E
Jiang'an Bridge
Jiang'an County 2008 1,093 m (3,586 ft) 252 m (827 ft) beam Road 28°43′46″N 105°04′58″E / 28.729526°N 105.082659°E
Nanxi Bridge Nanxi Yangtze River Bridge.JPG Yibin 2012 1,295 m (4,249 ft) 820 m (2,690 ft) suspension China Expwy G93 sign with name.svg 28°47′N 104°57′E / 28.78°N 104.95°E
Yibin Yangtze Bridge
宜宾长江大桥 [16]
Yibin Yangtze River Bridge.JPG 2008 928.73 m (3,047.0 ft) 460 m (1,510 ft) cable-stayed 4-lane highway 28°46′04″N 104°39′14″E / 28.76781°N 104.65386°E


Name Image Location Province Opened Total length Longest Span Type Carries Coordinates
Yibin Rongzhou Bridge
Jingsaojiang Rongzhou bridge in Yibin.jpg Yibin Sichuan
2004 505 m (1,657 ft) 260 m (850 ft) arch road 28°46′00″N 104°38′19″E / 28.7667°N 104.6386°E
Yibin Xiaonanmen Bridge
Jinshajiang Xiao-Nan-Men Bridge.jpg 1990 387 m (1,270 ft) 260 m (850 ft) arch road 28°45′50″N 104°37′30″E / 28.7639°N 104.625°E
Yibin Jinsha River Railway Bridge 宜宾金沙江铁路大桥 1968 400 m (1,300 ft) 176 m (577 ft) beam Yigong R.R. 28°45′33″N 104°37′02″E / 28.7592°N 104.6172°E
Yibin Zhongba Bridge
Zhongba Bridge over the Jingsha River in Yibin.jpg 2003 427 m (1,401 ft) 252 m (827 ft) cable-stayed road 28°45′21″N 104°36′39″E / 28.7558°N 104.6108°E
Yibin Tianchi Bridge 宜宾天池大桥 2011 653 m (2,142 ft) 220 m (720 ft) rigid frame road 28°42′25″N 104°34′36″E / 28.7069°N 104.5766°E
Yibin Mamingxi Bridge 马鸣溪大桥 1979 245 m (804 ft) 150 m (490 ft) deck arch Shoudou 206(China).svg 28°42′04″N 104°33′24″E / 28.7011°N 104.5567°E
Yishui Expressway Bridge
Jinsha River Super Large Bridge-1.jpg 2005 1,712 m (5,617 ft) 249 m (817 ft) rigid frame China Expwy G85 sign with name.svg 28°41′20″N 104°31′24″E / 28.6889°N 104.5233°E
Shuifu Bridge 水富大桥 Yibin,
1958 truss Neikun R.R. 28°41′51″N 104°25′16″E / 28.6975°N 104.4211°E
Xiangjiaba Bridge 向家坝金沙江大桥 2007 443 m (1,453 ft) 170 m (560 ft) rigid frame road 28°38′25″N 104°24′34″E / 28.6402°N 104.4094°E
Suijiang Yunchuan Bridge 绥江云川金沙江特大桥 2015[17] 718 m (2,356 ft) 228 m (748 ft) box girder road 28°36′50″N 103°59′25″E / 28.6138°N 103.9903°E
G213 Jinsha River Bridge 213国道金沙江大桥 2001 310 m (1,020 ft) 150 m (490 ft) arch road 28°39′45″N 103°52′12″E / 28.6625°N 103.87°E
Xiluodu Bridge 溪洛渡大桥 Liangshan,
2005 rigid frame road 28°14′30″N 103°40′31″E / 28.2417°N 103.6753°E
Tongyang Bridge 通阳大桥 2008 500 m (1,600 ft) 180 m (590 ft) arch Shoudou 208(China).svg 27°31′54″N 103°11′59″E / 27.5317°N 103.1997°E
Hulukou Bridge
金沙江大桥.jpg 1998 160 m (520 ft) arch 26°57′52″N 102°53′24″E / 26.9644°N 102.89°E
Jiaopingdu Bridge 皎平渡大桥 Liangshan,
1991 144 m (472 ft) cable-stayed Shoudou 213(China).svg 26°17′34″N 102°22′59″E / 26.2928°N 102.3831°E
Yuzha Bridge
Yuzha Bridge 1.jpg Liangshan,
2014 398 m (1,306 ft) 180 m (590 ft) rigid frame Kokudou 108(China).svg 26°22′06″N 101°55′36″E / 26.3683°N 101.9268°E
G5 Expressway Bridge
Xipan Bridge Jinshajiang.jpg Panzhihua 2008 637 m (2,090 ft) 324 m (1,063 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G5 sign with name.svg 26°34′22″N 101°51′07″E / 26.5728°N 101.8519°E
Chengkun Railway Bridge
Jinshajiang Bridge of Chengkun Railway - noon.jpg 1970 390 m (1,280 ft) 192 m (630 ft) beam Chengkun R.R. 26°34′53″N 101°50′11″E / 26.5814°N 101.8364°E
Qinglongshan Expressway Bridge
Qinglongshan Bridge of Chengdu-Lijiang Expressway.jpg 2014 862 m (2,828 ft) 230 m (750 ft) rigid frame China Expwy G4216 sign no name.svg 26°36′15″N 101°47′42″E / 26.6042°N 101.795°E
Luoguo Bridge
Luoguo Bridge.jpg 1995 208 m (682 ft) 160 m (520 ft) arch Shoudou 214(China).svg 26°36′04″N 101°47′39″E / 26.6011°N 101.7942°E
New Midi Bridge
Midi Bridge - new bridge side.jpg 2011
[note 6]
296 m (971 ft) 182 m (597 ft) arch road 26°34′33″N 101°44′59″E / 26.5758°N 101.7497°E
Midi Bridge
Midi Bridge - old bridge side.jpg
[note 7]
284 m (932 ft) 181 m (594 ft) arch road 26°34′33″N 101°44′57″E / 26.5759°N 101.7492°E
Bingcaogang Bridge
Bingcaogang Bridge - view from Yuanheng Market of Building Materials.jpg
2001 516.3 m (1,694 ft) 200 m (660 ft) cable-stayed road 26°34′32″N 101°42′14″E / 26.5756°N 101.7038°E
New Dukou Bridge
New Dukou Bridge 3.jpg
2005 385.88 m (1,266.0 ft) 170 m (560 ft) arch Shoudou 310(China).svg 26°33′25″N 101°41′49″E / 26.557°N 101.697°E
Hehuachi Bridge
Hehuachi Bridge.jpg
1976 252.2 m (827 ft) 110 m (360 ft) arch road 26°34′07″N 101°39′46″E / 26.5686°N 101.6627°E
Hehuachi Railway Bridge
Hehuachi Railway Bridge.jpg
1995 rigid frame railway 26°35′08″N 101°39′16″E / 26.5856°N 101.6544°E
Xinzhuang Bridge
Xinzhuang Bridge - view from 503.jpg
1972 323.7 m (1,062 ft) 146 m (479 ft) arch Shoudou 310(China).svg 26°35′08″N 101°39′17″E / 26.5855°N 101.6546°E
Dashuijing Bridge
Dashuijing Bridge of Chengdu-Lijiang Expressway.jpg 2014 475 m (1,558 ft) 230 m (750 ft) rigid frame China Expwy G4216 sign no name.svg 26°35′25″N 101°37′12″E / 26.5903°N 101.62°E
Fala Bridge
Fala Bridge 4.jpg 2005 233.74 m (766.9 ft) 190 m (620 ft) box girder road 26°35′15″N 101°36′01″E / 26.5876°N 101.6002°E
Baoding Bridge
Baoding Bridge.jpg 1982 392 m (1,286 ft) 170 m (560 ft) box girder road 26°35′48″N 101°34′16″E / 26.5966°N 101.5711°E
Zhuangshang Bridge
Zhuangshang Bridge.jpg 2014 370 m (1,210 ft) 180 m (590 ft) rigid frame China Expwy G4216 sign no name.svg 26°35′33″N 101°29′53″E / 26.5925°N 101.4981°E
Panzhihua Guanyinyan Bridge
Guanyinyan Bridge over Jinsha River 2.jpg 2005 114 m (374 ft) arch road 26°31′53″N 101°26′49″E / 26.5314°N 101.4470°E
New Jinjiang Bridge
New Jinjiang Bridge over Jinsha Jiang.jpg Lijiang Yunnan
2012 325 m (1,066 ft) rigid frame Shoudou 220(China).svg 26°11′03″N 100°35′37″E / 26.1842°N 100.5936°E
Second Zhongjiang Bridge 中江二桥 Dali 250 m (820 ft) 170 m (560 ft) suspension road 26°28′59″N 100°25′09″E / 26.4831°N 100.4192°E
Zhongjiang Bridge 中江大桥 2005 225 m (738 ft) 138 m (453 ft) suspension road 26°29′45″N 100°24′45″E / 26.4958°N 100.4125°E
Longkaikou Bridge 龙开口大桥 rigid frame road 26°43′06″N 100°23′29″E / 26.7183°N 100.3914°E
Jinlong Bridge 金龙桥 Lijiang 1936
[note 8]
116 m (381 ft) 90 m (300 ft) simple suspension foot traffic 26°46′58″N 100°23′09″E / 26.7828°N 100.3858°E
Jin'an Bridge arch bridge 金安桥 1982 186 m (610 ft)[18] 110 m (360 ft)[18] arch Shoudou 308(China).svg 26°47′47″N 100°25′47″E / 26.7964°N 100.4297°E
Ping'an Bridge 平安大桥 arch road 26°47′55″N 100°26′24″E / 26.7986°N 100.44°E
New Shudi Bridge 新树底大桥 2003
179.6 m (589 ft)[18] 120 m (390 ft)[18] rigid frame Shoudou 991(China).svg 27°00′23″N 100°26′16″E / 27.0064°N 100.4378°E
Ahai Bridge 阿海大桥 270 m (890 ft) arch road 27°20′06″N 100°30′24″E / 27.335°N 100.5067°E
Fengke Bridge 奉科大桥 216 m (709 ft) 150 m (490 ft) rigid frame road 27°36′15″N 100°26′37″E / 27.6042°N 100.4436°E
Liyuan Bridge 梨园大桥 Dêqên,
arch road 27°41′13″N 100°17′23″E / 27.6869°N 100.2897°E
Jihong Bridge
Yunnan China Jinsha-Jang-Bridge-at-Tiger-Leaping-Gorge-01.jpg
1971 150 m (490 ft) 75 m (246 ft) arch road 27°07′53″N 100°03′19″E / 27.1314°N 100.0552°E
350 m (1,150 ft) 200 m (660 ft) suspension road,very narrow 27°03′04″N 100°04′38″E / 27.0511°N 100.0772°E
Songyuan Bridge 松园大桥 1996 170 m (560 ft) arch Kokudou 214(China).svg 27°00′18″N 100°04′17″E / 27.005°N 100.0714°E
suspension road 27°09′10″N 99°49′28″E / 27.1528°N 99.8244°E
Qizong Bridge 其宗大桥 Dêqên 1989 cable-stayed Shoudou 226(China).svg 27°34′34″N 99°31′43″E / 27.576°N 99.5286°E
New Helong Bridge
arch Kokudou 214(China).svg 28°10′16″N 99°23′22″E / 28.1711°N 99.3894°E
Quzong Bridge 曲宗大桥 arch road 28°21′10″N 99°13′47″E / 28.3528°N 99.2296°E
suspension road 28°29′06″N 99°11′14″E / 28.485°N 99.1872°E
Yinduba Bridge 因都坝大桥 2009 90 m (300 ft) arch road 28°36′22″N 99°09′59″E / 28.6061°N 99.1664°E
simple suspension foot path 28°44′47″N 99°07′37″E / 28.7464°N 99.1269°E
simple suspension foot path 28°53′23″N 99°07′03″E / 28.8897°N 99.1175°E
suspension road 29°13′44″N 99°06′55″E / 29.2288°N 99.1153°E
suspension road 29°18′14″N 99°03′56″E / 29.3039°N 99.0656°E
suspension road 29°21′01″N 99°03′59″E / 29.3503°N 99.0664°E
suspension foot path 29°29′02″N 99°03′29″E / 29.4839°N 99.0581°E
New Zhubalong Bridge
Upper Yangtze River divides Tibet and Sichuan.jpg
beam Kokudou 318(China).svg 29°46′11″N 99°00′35″E / 29.7697°N 99.0097°E
Old Zhubalong Bridge 老竹巴龙金沙江大桥 1964 beam foot path
[note 9]
29°46′29″N 99°00′39″E / 29.7747°N 99.0108°E
suspension foot path 29°56′10″N 99°03′38″E / 29.9361°N 99.0606°E
suspension foot path 30°05′05″N 99°02′35″E / 30.0847°N 99.0431°E
simple suspension foot path 30°44′39″N 98°57′39″E / 30.7442°N 98.9608°E
simple suspension foot path 31°12′51″N 98°37′25″E / 31.2141°N 98.6235°E
simple suspension foot path 31°19′11″N 98°49′07″E / 31.3198°N 98.8186°E
simple suspension foot path 31°26′08″N 98°50′23″E / 31.4356°N 98.8398°E
New Gangtuo Bridge 新岗托大桥 beam Kokudou 317(China).svg 31°37′26″N 98°35′35″E / 31.6240°N 98.5931°E
Gangtuo Bridge 岗托大桥 1974 140 m (460 ft) 70 m (230 ft) arch road 31°37′32″N 98°35′26″E / 31.6256°N 98.5906°E
suspension foot path 31°41′32″N 98°33′26″E / 31.6921°N 98.5571°E
Dengmanusangba Bridge 邓玛奴桑巴桥 1988 150 m (490 ft) suspension road 32°27′37″N 97°59′47″E / 32.4603°N 97.9963°E
suspension road 32°38′02″N 97°32′24″E / 32.6339°N 97.5399°E


Name Image Location Province Opened Total length Longest Span Type Carries Coordinates
G214 Tongtian River Bridge 214国道通天河大桥 Chindu County,
Yushu County
2003 beam Kokudou 214(China).svg 33°00′24″N 97°14′52″E / 33.0068°N 97.2479°E
Qingkang Highway Tongtian River Bridge 青康公路通天河大桥 1963 150 m (490 ft) 50 m (160 ft) arch road 33°00′28″N 97°14′47″E / 33.0077°N 97.2464°E
Zhongda Tongtian River Suspension Bridge 仲达通天河索桥 simple suspension footpath 33°14′59″N 97°00′43″E / 33.2497°N 97.01184°E
Zhongda Tongtian River Bridge 仲达通天河大桥 2012 beam road 33°15′54″N 97°00′59″E / 33.2649°N 97.0163°E
beam road 33°20′20″N 96°58′41″E / 33.3390°N 96.9780°E
simple suspension road 33°19′45″N 96°52′23″E / 33.3293°N 96.8730°E
suspension road 33°19′14″N 96°49′25″E / 33.3205°N 96.8236°E
suspension road 33°33′14″N 96°37′18″E / 33.5538°N 96.6218°E
suspension footpath 33°35′48″N 96°35′28″E / 33.5968°N 96.591°E
Qumarlêb County,
Zhidoi County
suspension road 33°44′18″N 96°14′17″E / 33.7383°N 96.2381°E
Qumarlêb Tongtian River Bridge 曲麻莱通天河大桥 2012
[note 10]
600 m (2,000 ft) 100 m (330 ft) rigid frame bridge Shoudou 308(China).svg 34°02′10″N 95°49′32″E / 34.0361°N 95.8255°E


Name Image Location Province Opened Total length Longest Span Type Carries Coordinates
G109 Tuotuo River Bridge 109国道沱沱河大桥 Tanggula Town
[note 11]
beam Kokudou 109(China).svg 34°13′09″N 92°26′37″E / 34.2193°N 92.4435°E
Qinghai-Tibet Railway Tuotuo River Bridge 青藏铁路长江源特大桥 2006
[note 12]
1,389.6 m (4,559 ft) beam Qinghai–Tibet R.R. 34°13′19″N 92°26′09″E / 34.222°N 92.4358°E

Bridges and tunnels under construction

Chang Jiang

Name Location Expected opening Total length Longest span Type Carries Coord.
Shanghai-Nantong Bridge
Nantong & Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu 2019 ~7,000 m (23,000 ft) 1,092 m (3,583 ft) cable-stayed Jiangsu Expwy S19 sign no name.svg
Hutong R.R.
32°00′33″N 120°44′34″E / 32.009167°N 120.742778°E
Nanjing Metro Line 3 Tunnel Nanjing, Jiangsu 2015 3,100 m (10,200 ft) - tunnel Nanjing Metro Line 3
Nanjing Yangzijiang Tunnel[19] Nanjing, Jiangsu 2015 7,368 m (24,173 ft) - tunnel road
Yijishan Bridge
Wuhu, Anhui 2018 1,232 m (4,042 ft) 588 m (1,929 ft) cable-stayed Shangqiu-Hangzhou H.S.R.
31°21′07″N 118°20′47″E / 31.3519°N 118.3464°E
Second Wuhu Bridge
Wuhu, Anhui 2017 1,622 m (5,322 ft) 806 m (2,644 ft) cable-stayed Anhui Expwy S11 sign no name.svg 31°14′09″N 118°08′14″E / 31.235833°N 118.137222°E
Chizhou Bridge
Chizhou, Anhui 2019[20] 5,818 m (19,088 ft) 828 m (2,717 ft) cable-stayed China Expwy G3W sign with name.svg
Tongling Yangtze Rail-Road Bridge.jpg
Tongling Road-Rail Bridge
Tongling, Anhui 2015-07-01[21] 1,290 m (4,230 ft) 630 m (2,070 ft) cable-stayed Anhui Expwy S32 sign no name.svg
Hefu H.S.R.
31°04′58″N 117°58′26″E / 31.082778°N 117.973889°E
Anqing Railway Bridge Anqing, Anhui 2019 2,997 m (9,833 ft) 580 m (1,900 ft) cable-stayed Nanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway 30°29′57″N 117°04′17″E / 30.4991°N 117.0714°E
Wangdong Bridge
Wangjiang and Dongzhi, Anqing 2016 4,035 m (13,238 ft) 638 m (2,093 ft) cable-stayed Road 30°05′15″N 116°47′07″E / 30.0875°N 116.7853°E
Yangsigang Bridge
Wuhan, Hubei 2019 4,318 m (14,167 ft) 1,700 m (5,600 ft) suspension Road[22] 30°30′24″N 114°15′24″E / 30.5067°N 114.2568°E
Dunkou Bridge
Wuhan, Hubei 2017 3,287 m (10,784 ft) 760 m (2,490 ft) cable-stayed Wuhan 4th Ring Rd.[22] 30°26′11″N 114°11′40″E / 30.436389°N 114.194444°E
Gongan Bridge
Jingzhou, Hubei 2018 2,015.9 m (6,614 ft) 518 m (1,699 ft) cable-stayed Shashi-Gongan Hwy
Jingzhou-Yueyang R.R.
30°04′06″N 112°19′59″E / 30.068333°N 112.333056°E,
Miaozui Bridge
Yichang, Hubei 2015? 3,234.7 m (10,613 ft) 838 m (2,749 ft) suspension
[note 13]
Fuma Bridge
Wanzhou, Chongqing 2017[23] 2,003 m (6,572 ft) 1,050 m (3,440 ft) suspension China Expwy G5012 sign no name.svg
Third Wanzhou Bridge
Wanzhou, Chongqing 2018 2,120 m (6,960 ft) 30 m (98 ft) cable-stayed road 30°47′14″N 108°24′11″E / 30.787222°N 108.403056°E
Second Fengdu Bridge
Fengdu, Chongqing 2016 2,140 m (7,020 ft) 680 m (2,230 ft) cable-stayed road 29°52′8.7″N 107°42′32.1″E / 29.869083°N 107.708917°E
Cuntan Bridge
Jiangbei, Chongqing 2016 1,600 m (5,200 ft) 880 m (2,890 ft) suspension road 29°37′14.2″N 106°36′21.8″E / 29.620611°N 106.606056°E
New Baishatuo Bridge
Dadukou & Jiangjin, Chongqing 2017[24] 920 m (3,020 ft) 432 m (1,417 ft) cable-stayed Chongqing–Guizhou H.S.R. 29°21′05″N 106°25′46″E / 29.351389°N 106.429444°E
Jiangjin Jijiang Bridge
Jiangjin, Chongqing 2016–11[25] 1,897 m (6,224 ft) 600 m (2,000 ft) cable-stayed 6-lane Highway
Hejiang Yangtze River Bridge
Hejiang, Sichuan 2020[26] 1,560 m (5,120 ft) 507 m (1,663 ft) arch road

Upstream sections

Name Location Expected opening Total length Main span Type Carries Coord.
Yibin Jinsha River Road Rail Bridge
Yibin, Sichuan 2017 1,874.9 m (6,151 ft) 336 m (1,102 ft) arch road
Chengdu-Guiyang H.S.R.
28°43′43″N 104°35′06″E / 28.7287°N 104.5851°E
Puhe Bridge
Yibin, Sichuan 2016 268 m (879 ft) 180 m (590 ft) rigid frame road 28°41′45″N 104°32′55″E / 28.6957°N 104.5487°E
New Hulukou Bridge
Liangshan, Sichuan
Zhaotong, Yunnan
2016[27] 959 m (3,146 ft) 656 m (2,152 ft) suspension road 26°58′17″N 102°53′30″E / 26.9714°N 102.8918°E
Jindong Bridge
Liangshan, Sichuan
Kunming, Yunnan
2016[28] 941 m (3,087 ft) 730 m (2,400 ft) suspension road 26°30′36″N 103°02′26″E / 26.5099°N 103.0406°E
Wudongde Bridge
Liangshan, Sichuan
Kunming, Yunnan
? ~400 m (1,300 ft) 90 m (300 ft) rigid frame road 26°21′07″N 102°35′50″E / 26.352°N 102.5971°E
Hemenkou Bridge
Liangshan, Sichuan
Kunming, Yunnan
2017 522 m (1,713 ft) 240 m (790 ft) rigid frame road 26°18′27″N 102°38′04″E / 26.3074°N 102.6344°E
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Second Chengkun Railway Bridge
Panzhihua, Sichuan 2020 cable-stayed Second Chengkun R.R. 26°36′13″N 101°48′50″E / 26.6037°N 101.8139°E
Jin'an Bridge Lijiang, Yunnan 2021 1,681 m (5,515 ft) 1,386 m (4,547 ft) suspension China Expwy G4216 sign no name.svg 26°49′N 100°26′E / 26.82°N 100.44°E
G214 New Tongtian River Bridge
Yushu, Qinghai ? ~800 m (2,600 ft) rigid frame road 33°00′20″N 97°14′56″E / 33.0055°N 97.249°E

Planned bridges

Name Location Expected opening Total length Main span Type Carries
Wuxue Bridge Wuxue, Hubei & Yangxin, Jiangxi 2018 4,331 m (14,209 ft) 1,328 m (4,357 ft)[29] cable-stayed Macheng-Yangxin Hwy 29°50′25″N 115°30′22″E / 29.840278°N 115.506111°E
Chibi Bridge Honghu & Chibi, Hubei 2018 4,557 m (14,951 ft) 720 m (2,360 ft) cable-stayed S214 29°51′09″N 113°34′42″E / 29.8525°N 113.578333°E

See also


  1. ^ a b c Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel, connecting Pudong on the south bank of the river and Changxing Island, the Shanghai Yangtze River Bridge between Changxing and Chongming Island, and the Chongming–Qidong Yangtze River Bridge linking Chongming with Qidong on the north bank of the river, collectively form one crossing near the river's mouth.
  2. ^ The Taizhou Bridge complex crosses two branch streams of the Yangtze and the Yangzhong island in the middle of the river. The bridge over the left stream is a suspension bridge with three towers and two spans. The bridge over the right stream is a pair of box-girder bridges configured as 85+125x3+85 = 545 m (1,788 ft) and 85+125x2+85=420 m (1,380 ft)
  3. ^ Runyang Bridge complex crosses the Yangtze via Shiye Island and consists of two main bridges. The Runyang North Bridge is a suspension bridge over the north branch stream between the island and Yangzhou. The Runyang South Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the south branch stream between the island and Zhenjiang.
  4. ^ The Ma'anshan Bridge complex crosses two branch streams of the Yangtze and the Xiaohuangzhou island in the middle of the river. The bridge over the left stream is a suspension bridge with three towers and two spans. The bridge over the right stream is a cable-stayed bridge with three towers and two spans.
  5. ^ The second track on the Baishatuo Yangtze River Railway Bridge was added in 1978.
  6. ^ The upstream span of the New Midi Bridge opened in 2011 and the downstream span opened in 2013
  7. ^ The Midi Bridge closed in 2014.
  8. ^ The Jinlong Bridge was first built in 1880. It was destroyed in a flood in 1935 and rebuilt in 1936.
  9. ^ The Old Zhubalong Bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic.
  10. ^ The Qumarlêb Tongtian River Bridge, a rigid frame bridge that built in 2012, replaced a beam bridge built in 1989.
  11. ^ The G109 Tuotuo River Bridge, first built in 1958, was rebuilt in 1987 and 2002.
  12. ^ The Qinghai-Tibet Railway Tuotuo River Bridge was completed in 2002 and opened to rail traffic in 2006.
  13. ^ The Miaozui Yangtze River Bridge, which spans across the right and left streams of the river and an island in the river, is composed of several bridge sections including a longer suspension bridge with a main span of 838 m (2,749 ft) and a shorter cable-stayed bridge with a main span of 210 m (690 ft).


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