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OT: Bridge on Chungking-Changsha Highway - 4/4/2012 7:18:30 AM   
Commander Cody


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This is an amazing suspension bridge 1000 feet above the valley floor:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/the-bridge-that-suspends-belief-slideshow/

http://www.chinatechgadget.com/aizhai-bridge-the-highest-suspension-bridge-in-world.html

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RE: OT: Bridge on Chungking-Changsha Highway - 4/4/2012 9:08:22 AM   
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Thanks for sharing, an amazing feat of engineering!!
The picture of the bridge in early morning is beautiful.

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RE: OT: Bridge on Chungking-Changsha Highway - 4/4/2012 9:18:02 AM   
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What about 1600 ft deck height!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si_Du_River_Bridge

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RE: OT: Bridge on Chungking-Changsha Highway - 4/4/2012 9:45:40 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JeffK
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si_Du_River_Bridge


Wow, not bad! These images give a good feel for the difficulties of sustaining a large scale campaign in this region. Must have been easy to spring some ambushes on the IJA there with all the routes restricted to narrow valleys.

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RE: OT: Bridge on Chungking-Changsha Highway - 4/4/2012 12:05:57 PM   
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I'm slightly worried that my first thought on seeing those pics was how many supply points did that cost to build. Impressive engineering.

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