Malinghe Bridge Shankun

Malinghe Bridge Shankun

Malinghe Bridge Shankun 汕昆高速马岭河大桥 Xingyi, Guizhou, China/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 328 feet (100 meters) high. Hiking paths and an elevated walkway descend into the gorge, allowing tourists to view the stunning effects of water erosion. Rock formations that look like mushrooms or tapestries hang over portions of the walkway. 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 470 feet (143 mtrs) above the surging river. That was followed In 2011 by the even more spectacular G78 Shankun expressway Malinghe cable stayed bridge. Marching across the river plain on a series of unusually tall approaches, the 4-lane highway bridge leaps across the deep river chasm in a single span of 1,181 feet (360 meters). 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 150 feet (46 mtrs) or so from the surrounding terrain before dropping vertically into the Malinghe River canyon.There are many hotel accommodations about 6 miles (10 kilometers) 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 or Guizhou’s capital city of Guiyang

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