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Luding Bridge

Luding Bridge
泸定桥
Coordinates
Carries Footbridge
Crosses Dadu River
Locale Luding County, Sichuan, China
Characteristics
Design Suspension bridge
Material Chain
Longest span 100 metres (330 ft)
History
Opened 1701
Luding Bridge is located in Sichuan
Luding Bridge

Luding Bridge (simplified Chinese: 泸定桥; traditional Chinese: 瀘定橋; pinyin: LúdìngQiáo) 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

Contents

  • Battle of Luding Bridge 1
  • See also 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Battle of Luding Bridge

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

External links

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References

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