Luding Bridge

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Luding Bridge

泸定桥
Luding Bridge June 07 350D 127.jpg
Coordinates29°55′N 102°15′E / 29.92°N 102.25°E / 29.92; 102.25Coordinates: 29°55′N 102°15′E / 29.92°N 102.25°E / 29.92; 102.25
CarriesFootbridge
CrossesDadu River
LocaleLuding County, Sichuan, China
Characteristics
DesignSuspension bridge
MaterialChain
Longest span100 metres (330 ft)
History
Opened1701
Luding Bridge is located in Sichuan
Luding Bridge
Luding Bridge
Location in Sichuan

Luding Bridge (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 定橋; pinyin: dìng Qiáo) is a bridge over the Dadu River in Luding County, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China, located about 80 kilometers west of the city of Ya'an. The bridge dates from the Qing Dynasty and is considered a historical landmark. It was an important crossing on the road between Sichuan and Tibet.

Battle of Luding Bridge[edit]

In 1935, during the Long March, soldiers of the Fourth Regiment of the Chinese Workers and Peasants' Army secured the bridge as a river crossing vital to the Red Army.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Get a Closer Look at Luding Bridge".

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