Baling River Bridge

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Baling River Bridge
坝陵河大桥
Balinghe Bridge-1.jpg
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
Carries China Expwy G60 sign no name.svg G60 Shanghai–Kunming Expressway
Locale Guanling County, Guizhou, China
Other name(s) Ba Lin He Bridge
Characteristics
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 370 m (1,210 ft)
History
Opened December 23, 2009
Baling River Bridge is located in China
Baling River Bridge
Baling River Bridge
Location in China

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 370 m (1,210 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 competed in the event.[6]

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References[edit]

  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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