The Baling River Bridge (Chinese:坝陵河大桥) is located in Anshun City, Guizhou Province, China and crosses the Baling River.
Construction of the Baling River Bridge started on April 18, 2005; the closure of the main bridge was completed on May 18, 2009, and the bridge was fully connected; it was opened to traffic on December 23, 2009.
The Baling River Bridge is 7,339 ft (2,237 m) long, and the Longest Spa is 3,570 ft (1,088 m) long; the bridge deck is a two-way 4-lane expressway with a design speed of 80 km/h.
It total cost 1.48 billion yuan (US $233 million ).
- On April 18, 2005, the construction of the Baling River Bridge started.
- On April 18, 2006, Baling River Bridge completed the pouring project of the western cable tower cap.
- On August 30, 2007, the Baling River Bridge was installed with pilot cables.
- On March 29, 2009, the steel truss girder of Baling River Bridge was erected.
- On May 18, 2009, Baling River Bridge completed the main bridge closure project, and the bridge was fully connected.
- On December 23, 2009, the Baling River Bridge was opened to traffic.
The Baling River Bridge has a total length of 7,339 ft (2,237 m), a main span of 3,570 ft (1,088 m), an approach bridge on the east bank of 940.4m and a bridge approach on the west bank of 200m.
The width of the 4-lane bridge deck is 80 ft (24.5 m). The East Tower is 185.7m tall, and the West Tower is 671 ft (204.5 m) tall.
There are a total of 198 lifting points in the whole bridge, each with 2 slings.
The length of the anchorage section of the east anchorage is 25 meters, the length is 71 meters, the width is 45.5 meters, and the height is 71 meters; the total axis of the west anchorage tunnel is 74.34 meters; the tunnel anchor axis is inclined at 45 degrees, and the bottom surface is inclined at 52 degrees to the horizontal plane.
2013 China Anshun Baling River Bridge Parachuting International Invitational Tournament
On October 19, 2013, the China Anshun Baling River Bridge Parachuting International Invitational Tournament was held at the Baling River Bridge.
Thirty-four world low-altitude skydivers from 15 countries including the United States, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Britain, Spain, Belgium, Chile gathered in Anshun to compete on the Baling River Bridge.
On October 1, 2019, the Baling River Bridge bungee jumping event was opened to the public; the bungee jumping set the Guinness World Record for bungee jumping on January 12, 2019, with a height of about 370 meters, making it the world’s highest commercial bungee jumping facility.
Baling River Bridge Data
- East Asia
- In use
- Official name
- Other name(s)
- Balinghe Bridge
- Baling River, Anshun City, Guizhou Province, China
- Anshun City Transportation Bureau
- 1.48 billion yuan (US $233 million )
- Apr-18, 2005
- Construction end
- May-18, 2009
- Dec-23, 2009
- Total Duration
- 5 years
- Total length
- 7339 ft ( 2237 m )
- 671 ft ( 204.5 m )
- 80 ft ( 24.5 m )
- Deck height
- 1214 ft ( 370 m )
- Longest span
- 3570 ft ( 1088 m )
- Design type
- Suspension bridge
- Design speed
- 80 km / h
- Road scale
- 4 lanes
- Baling River
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