Duona Footbridge

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Duona Footbridge
多纳大桥
Maolin, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China
338 feet high / 103 meters high
761 foot span / 232 meter span
2001

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Located within the beautiful Maolin National Scenic Area is the Duona Suspension bridge - the highest footbridge in Taiwan at 338 feet (103 mtrs). The main span of 761 feet (232 mtrs) is one of the longest of its type in the world. The suspenders on the bridge are unusually close together - probably two feet. This close knit mesh of suspenders is also used to support a simple chain link fence as there is no railing. Despite a narrow walkway of about 6 feet (1.8 mtrs), automobiles occasionally use the bridge. The long span is kept horizontally sturdy by a truss-like series of poles and wires that extend out beyond the deck. Several wind stays are attached to the cliff sides to keep vertical movements to a minimum.

In addition to the bridge, the state owned forest is home to several hot springs and the Lukai aborigine tribe whose famous slate houses have been preserved. Many of their symbols can be seen on the colorful suspension bridge towers.


多纳悬索桥位于台湾省高雄县茂林国家风景区内,是台湾省最高的人行桥,103米高。主跨232米是世界上该种类型桥梁跨度之最。大桥上的吊杆间距相当近,大概2英尺。如此密集的吊杆设置还有一个用途就是用来承担吊杆件的锁链链接,因为桥上没有栏杆扶手。尽管这座而人行桥只有大概1.8米宽,偶尔也有汽车通过。这么长的大桥能够保持水平稳定,依靠像桁架式的一系列的由桥面板外伸出来的杆和索构件。另外还有数根风缆锚固到岩壁之上,用来将桥的竖向位移减小至最小。

此外,这片森林还是很多温泉的发源地,鲁凯族人的原居地屋舍依然得以保存。他们很多的象征物都能在这座多彩缤纷的悬索桥的主塔上看的到。


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Duona Footbridge location map.


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