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High-speed railway bridges Taichung, Taiwan

The three steel truss bridges are located on the 350 km long high-speed rail line from the capital Taipei in the north to the industrial centre around Kaohsiung in the south of the island. Since Taiwan is frequently hit by earthquakes, the bridges are founded on one-and-a-half-metre thick bored piles that reach down to a depth of 50 metres. 

Project nameHigh-speed railway bridges
LocationTaichung, Taiwan
Planned completion2006
OwnerTaiwan High Speed Railway Corporation THSRC
ClientVCE Vienna Consulting Engineers
ServicesStructural engineering