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Herringbone bridge, engineering marvel in Yunnan Province

By : InKunming | Published: 2019-05-24

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[InKunming--YunnanA herringbone bridge, built in 1908, was marked as an engineering marvel in Yunnan. It is a part of Yunnan-Vietnam railway that helped transport goods and people in the last century, and was listed as one of the state key cultural relics protection unit in 2006.

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It was designed by a French female engineer in 1907, and then was built from 1907 to 1908. The bridge, located in Pingbian county, was completely constructed by steel boards with steel angles and rivets.

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It owns a span of 67 meters that connects cliffs between two mountains, having an altitude of 100 meters from the bottom of the valley. Its difficulty for construction left a historical and remarkable record in Yunnan’s construction industry, regarded as an engineering marvel in Yunnan.

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(Editors: Cathy Chen, Rachel)


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