Malinghe Cable Stayed Bridge

Malinghe Cable Stayed Bridge in China

Malinghe River Bridge is a 241 metre high cable-stayed bridge near Xingyi, in the Guizhou province of China. As of 2012, it is among the 25 highest bridges in the world. The bridge is located on G78 Shantou–Kunming Expressway and crosses the Maling River Canyon. The Maling River flows is a tributary of the Nanpan River.

In 2011 by the spectacular Malinghe cable stayed bridge was constructed. 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. It is one of the 25 tallest bridges in the world.

One of the most beautiful and scenic waterways in all of China, the remote Maling River gorge slices across a high plateau. Dozens of waterfalls cascade into the river from cliffs more than 328 feet (100 meters) high. 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.