Luolu Bridge

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Luolu Bridge
落炉大桥
Renhuai, Guizhou, China
541 feet high / 165 meters high
328 foot span / 100 meter span
2003

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Loulu Bridge is one of the hidden gems of Guizhou Province. Lost in the mountains of Renhuai County, the small 100 meter truss-arch crosses a deep crevasse with vertical cliffs dropping nearly the full height of the Guanyinsi River gorge. The 9.5 meter wide bridge has a total length of 146 meters.

Just a few meters away is a similarly spectacular footbridge that hangs approximately 150 meters above the river. Pedestrians with a fear of heights might not want to venture across the narrow, Tibet-style suspension span with old wood planks that look like they might give way at any moment.

As of 2015 the dilapidated 2.2 meter wide Luolu Footbridge still stands 150 meters above the original surface of the Guanyinsi River despite being bypassed in 2003 by the 2-lane arch bridge.

A downstream dam constructed in the 2000's created a reservoir that has reduced the height of the Luolu bridges by several meters but allows easy boat access into the bottom of the gorge.


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The original Luolu footbridge from 1992 still stands 150 meters above the river. Now in a dilapidated state, the bridge is no longer open to the public.


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Luolu Bridge satellite image.


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Luolu Bridge location map.

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