Luding Bridge

Luding Bridge

Luding Bridge June 07 350D 127.jpg
Coordinates 29°55′N 102°15′E  /  29.92°N 102.25°E  / 29.92; 102.25 Coordinates: 29°55′N102°15′E / 29.92°N 102.25°E / 29.92; 102.25
Carries Footbridge
Crosses Dadu River
Locale Luding County, Sichuan, China
Design Suspension bridge
Material Chain
Longest span 100 metres (330 ft)
Opened 1701
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. The bridge was the location of the Battle of Luding Bridge, one of the most important events in the Long March.

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]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

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

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