Jihong Bridge
Jihong Bridge
Jihong Bridge is one of the four most famous bridges in ancient times. The Jihong Bridge at Yongping County, Yunnan Province is the oldest and broadest bridge with the most iron chains in China today. Spanning the Lanchang River, it is 113.4 meters long, 4.1 meters wide and 57.3 meters in clear span.

The extant chain bridge was constructed in the year of 1475 and was named "Jihong Bridge". There are 16 bottom chains and a hand rail chain on each side. Every chain has 176 links, each 0.33 meters long and 3.9 kilograms in weight. The surface is paved with wooden boards for travelers' passage. The bridge is situated on the ancient road leading to India and Burma. The famous Italian traveler Marco Polo and the Ming Dynasty's traveller Xu Xiake as well as the Ming Dynasty's Emperor Yongli all visited this bridge. It is also called the First Bridge in Southwest China, having rather high value for the study of the history of bridge construction in this country.
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