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7. Closer view of the train




7. One closer view of the train.jpg






8. and here a freight train




8. and here a freight train.jpg




9. a huge footbridge built across the gorge to allow bridge workers access to both sides of construction. Maximum vertical deck to water distance of 198 m, it is the highest catenary footbridge ever built in the world.



9. a huge footbridge built across the gorge to allow bridge workers access to bo.jpg





10. An elevation of the railway line descent shows just how unforgiving the Beipanjiang River gorge was to engineers who had to confront elevation differences of up to 1,000 m.




10. An elevation of the railway line descent shows just how unforgiving the Beip.jpg

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7. Maling He River Bridge


One of the most beautiful and scenic waterways in all of China, the remote Maling River gorge slices across a high plateau in Western Guizhou Province near the border with Yunnan.

Dozens of waterfalls cascade into the river from cliffs more than 100m high. Hiking paths and an elevated walkway descend into the gorge, allowing tourists to view the stunning effects of water erosion.  In 1994, Maling gorge was declared an official National Scenic Spot. The river is also one of the most popular places in Guizhou province for canoeing, kayaking and rafting.

The first high bridge crossing of the Maling River came when a concrete arch was built 143m above the river. That was followed In 2011 by the even more spectacular Maling He cable stayed bridge.

The 4-lane highway bridge crosses the deep river chasm in a single span of 360m. The road deck hangs from two planes of cable stays supported on two A-frame towers. One of the towers was built on the backside of a tall mini-mountain that rises 46m or so from the surrounding terrain before dropping vertically into the Maling River canyon.

There are many hotel accommodations about 10 km away in the rapidly growing city of Xingyi. You can reach Xingyi on a day long bus ride from Yunnan’s capital city of Kunming.



1.  Maling He - 241 meters high - 360 m span - opened in 2011



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2. Maling He Cable bridge




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3. Maling He Cable Bridge




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4. Maling He Bridge shortly before opened to traffic in summer 2011




4. Maling He Bridge shortly before opened to traffic in summer 2011.jpg

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5. looking north up the Maling River gorge




5. looking north up the Maling River gorge.jpg





6. One of 4 footbridges that cross the river in the vicinity of the bridge. The walkways were cut into the vertical cliffs on both sides of the canyon




6. One of 4 footbridges that cross the river in the vicinity of the arch bridge..jpg






7. The thin wire wrapping around each cable assists in water runoff which reduces cable oscillations that are caused by the rain and wind.




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8.  Qingshui He River Railway Bridge

This bridge is 180m high and has a span of 128m.  It was first opened for railway traffic in 2000.

It is the 5th highest railway bridge in the world, the Qingshui He is located deep in the mountains of Western Guizhou province near the border of Yunnan province. A simple prestressed continuous rigid-frame bridge. The span crosses a spectacular canyon of the Qingshui River filled with cascading waterfalls.



1.  Qingshui He River Railway Bridge



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2. Qingshui He Railway Bridge  180 meters high - 128m span




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3. Qingshui He - Motorcycles are not allowed across the bridge but people can walk across. You are required to sign in to a log by an officer on the west end of the bridge.



3. Qingshui He - Motorcycles are not allowed across the bridge but people can wa.jpg





4. Train on the bridge




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5. Qingshui He Railway Bridge




5. Qingshui He Railway Bridge.jpg

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