Baling River Bridge

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Baling River Bridge
坝陵河大桥
Balinghe Bridge-1.jpg
Other name(s) Ba Lin He Bridge
Carries China Expwy G60 sign no name.svg G60 Shanghai–Kunming Expressway
Locale Guanling County, Guizhou, China
Design Suspension
Material Steel
Total length 2,237 m (7,339 ft)
Height 204.5 m (671 ft) West tower
Longest span 1,088 m (3,570 ft)
Clearance below 375 m (1,230 ft)
Opened December 23, 2009
Coordinates 25°57′40″N 105°37′46″E / 25.961111°N 105.629444°E / 25.961111; 105.629444Coordinates: 25°57′40″N 105°37′46″E / 25.961111°N 105.629444°E / 25.961111; 105.629444
Baling River Bridge is located in China
Baling River Bridge
Baling River Bridge

The Baling River Bridge (Baling He Bridge) (坝陵河大桥) is a suspension bridge in Guanling County in Guizhou Province of China.[1] The bridge spans the Baling River Valley and opened to public traffic on December 23, 2009.[2] The bridge is part of the G60 Shanghai–Kunming Expressway between Kunming and Guiyang and reduced the travel time across the river valley from one hour to four minutes.[3] The suspension span is 1,088 m (3,570 ft) long, and the bridge has a total length of 2,237 m (7,339 ft). It is also one of the world's highest bridges with 375 m (1,230 ft) of clearance above the river.[4][5]

In July 2012 the Baling River Bridge was the location for the 2012 China Bridge Parachuting International Challenge. 30 BASE jumpers from 15 different countries completed in the event.[6]

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  1. ^ Gianni, Moor; Colm O’Suilleabhain (December 10, 2007). "Size No Object". Bridge Design & Engineering (49). Archived from the original on January 22, 2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ Balinghe Bridge opened to traffic in China's Guizhou Province
  3. ^ (Chinese) "坝陵河大桥23日正式通车 沪瑞高速公路全线贯通" Xinhua 2009-12-23
  4. ^ LONG-SPAN CABLE-SUPPORTED BRIDGES by Juhani VIROLA
  5. ^ The Balinghe Bridge in China – World’s Highest Bridge
  6. ^ Phil Vinter (2012-07-23). "What¿s Chinese for Geronimo? Base jumpers come from around the world to leap of China¿s highest bridge | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 

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