Bailang River Bridge Ferris Wheel

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The Bailang River Bridge Ferris Wheel is a centreless non-rotating Ferris wheel built on the 1,771-foot (540 m) Bailang River Bridge that crosses the Bailing river in Weifang, Shandong, China[1]

The structure has a height of 145 metres (476 ft) and when completed in 2017 became the world's largest centreless Ferris wheel.[2]

Design[edit]

Comprising 4,600 tons of steel and a kite grid construction system, described as a 'dragon spine', the body of the Ferris wheel remains stationary while each of the 36 carriages takes 30[3] minutes to fully traverse its circumference. Each carriage can carry 10 passengers and has Wi-Fi and television sets.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "But how does it stay up? Amazing new spokeless Ferris Wheel opens in China (with wi-fi for all the inevitable selfies)". Mail Online. 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "the world's largest spokeless ferris wheel opens in shandong, china". designboom. 18 May 2017.
  3. ^ Planet, Lonely. "The world's largest spokeless Ferris wheel is opening in China". Lonely Planet News. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  4. ^ "Incredible new spokeless Ferris wheel starts in China". live24 news. 17 May 2017.

Coordinates: 37°06′31″N 119°10′46″E / 37.108717°N 119.179345°E / 37.108717; 119.179345