Yunlong Bridge

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Yunlong Bridge
云龙桥
Yingshangcun, Hubei, China
253 feet high / 77 meters high
(197) foot span / (60) meter span
2008

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Yunlong Bridge is a 2-lane arch bridge that crosses a spectacular gorge near the entrance to the famous Enshi Grand Canyon Scenic Area. At the bottom of the 80 meter deep canyon a series of cliffwalks wind among several spectaculars waterfalls.

The concrete arch was built in two separate halves that were built on scaffolding on the edges of the canyon before being rotated out over the gorge and connected in the middle.

The concrete arch bypasses an older single lane concrete arch that is now a covered tourist footbridge. The ropeway that leads to the top of Enshi Grand Canyon nearly crosses over the Yunlong Bridge. Enshi Grand Canyon has some of China's highest cliffwalks as well as many kilometers of trails that wind around spectacular Karst rock formations. A giant escalator on the north side of the park brings guests back down the mountain to a parking area where shuttle buses go back to the main parking area.


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A small arch crosses 77 meters above the lower river within Enshi Grand Canyon. Image by Peter Wu.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by John Filmer.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Once the main bridge across the canyon, the original 57 meter high Yunlong Bridge one-lane arch became a covered pedestrian-only footbridge in 2012 that leads hikers down into the river gorge. Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by John Filmer.


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Image by John Filmer.


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Image by John Filmer.


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Image by Mr. Chen.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Elly Filmer.


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Image by Peter Wu.


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Image by Unknown.


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Image by John Filmer.


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Image by Mr. Chen.


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Image by Unknown.


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Yunlong Bridge satellite image.


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Yunlong Bridge location map.


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