Longjiang Bridge in Tengchong City, Baoshan
Longjiang Bridge, also known as Longjiangte Bridge(龙江特大桥), is a highway bridge on Baoteng(Baoshan-Tengchong) Expressway in Yunnan Province and is also a key control project of Baoteng Expressway. It belongs to a steel box girder suspension bridge with two towers and one span at the junction of Tengchong City and Longling County.
Chinese Name: 龙江大桥
English Name: Longjiang Bridge between Longling and Tengchong Counties, Baoshan
Attraction Type: Bridge
Best Time to Visit: All year
Recommended Visiting Time: 1-2 hours
Open Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: 30 CNY
Location: Baoteng Expressway, Between Longling County and Tengchong City, Baoshan保山市龙陵县和腾冲市之间的保腾高速上
Why is Longjiang Bridge So Special?
The Longjiang River Bridge or Longjiang Bridge is a suspension bridge near Baoshan, Yunnan, China. The main span of the bridge is 1,196 meters(3,924 ft) making it one of the longest ever built. The bridge is also one of the highest in world sitting 292 meters(958 ft) above the river below. The project cost around 1.96 billion Yuan.
Billed in the Chinese press as the longest and highest of its kind in Asia, the bridge completed construction in April, 2016 and was opened to traffic on May 1, 2016. The completion of Longjiang Bridge further links the cities of Baoshan and Tengchong. The roadway is a spur of the Baoteng Expressway (保腾高速公路), which skirts around the southern reaches of the nationally protected Gaoligong Mountains Nature Reserve.
The bridge project is also part of a larger effort to connect Yunnan’s impoverished west to the province’s more prosperous central region and, eventually, to neighboring Southeast Asian countries. The construction of the project is a landmark building to create “the journey of the history and culture, the journey of the natural landscape, the journey of the international channel” in Yunnan Province. It is of great significance to further improve the framework network of Yunnan’s high-speed highway network planning and to promote the harmonious development of the local economy and society.
Where is Longjiang Bridge?
Longjiang Bridge, also known as Longjiangte Bridge(龙江特大桥), is located in the west of Yunnan Province, the southern section of the Hengduan Mountains(横断山脉). The road bridge is vertical across the Longjiang River. It is a highway bridge on the S10 Baoteng(Baoshan-Tengchong) Expressway in Yunnan Province, and is also a key control project of the Baoteng Expressway. Longjiang Bridge is a steel box girder suspension bridge with two towers and one span. It is located at the junction of Tengchong City and Longling County. The height of bridge tower on the Longling side is 169.688 meters, and the tower height in Tengchong of Baoshan is 129.703 meters.
On May 23, 2011, the Longjiang Bridge project, which was built by the China Second Highway Bureau, was officially implemented. On December 12, 2014, the construction side of the Longjiang Bridge used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to pull the pilot rope across the river. The technology was first adopted for long-span suspension bridges in China. On July 30, 2015, the Longjiang Bridge began to install steel box girders. On October 30, 2015, the last steel box girder was hoisted and closed, and Nov. 23, 2015, the whole bridge connection started. On April 5, 2016, 68 vehicles weighing 35 tons (total weight 2380 tons) carried out static load tests and dynamic load tests on the Longjiang Bridge in four rows and passed successfully, which indicated that the bearing capacity of the bridge meets the design requirements. On April 20, 2016, the Longjiang Bridge was opened to traffic, which was announced by Ding Shaoxiang(丁绍祥), Vice Governor of the people’s Government of Yunnan Province, and attended by a number of officials in Yunnan Province.
There is a service area set up on the Baoteng Expressway Longjiang Bridge, the side of Tengchong, and the International Tourism area of Longjiang Bridge will be constructed. Longjiang Bridge, built with tourist walkways, was opened for trial operation during the 2018 Spring Festival holiday, with a ticket price of 30 yuan per person, with half-price concessions for Baoshan locals. Someone has successful completed low-altitude parachutes at the Longjiang Bridge, however, the bridge administration department said that in order to strengthen management and ensure safety, such dangerous activity won’t be allowed to happen again.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Longjiang Bridge all the year round.
How to Get There
Longjiang Bridge is on the way to Tengzhong from Baoshan, so there are two routes you can choose from. One is going to Baoshan First, then take a taxi, long-distance bus or chartered bus, getting off at Longjiang Bridge. One is going to Tengchong City first, then go to Longjiang Bridge by taxi or minibus. Dali- Ruili railway with stop in Baoshan is an important part of the west route of the “Trans-Asian Railway Network”, which is under construction.
1. Kunming-Baoshan-Longjiang Bridge
Kunming-Baoshan by Air
Baoshan Yunrui Airport is situated at the southern part of Baoshan and is 9 kilometers from the downtown of Longyang District, Baoshan City. There are flights flying to and from Kunming, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Changsha, Xian, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Beijing, Guiyang, etc. There are more than 10 daily flights departing from Kunming Changshui International Airport to Baoshan Airport, and it takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Kunming-Baoshan by Long-distance Bus
There are 15 daily long-distance departing from Kunming West Bus Station to Baoshan Bus Station.
Departing Time: 8:30, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:30, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:40, 17:00, 19:30, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00
Price: 150-233 CNY
Distance: 511 Kilometers
Duration: About 7 hours
You can take long-distance bus to Tengchong Bus Terminal from Baoshan Bus Terminal. Or there must be taxis, minibuses and chartered buses outside Baoshan Bus Station, you can go and ask the drivers for details. These vehicles are more convenient and flexible than long-distance bus, drivers will take you there at Longjiang Bridge directly.
Baoshan Bus Station-Tengchong Bus Terminal
Departing Time: 8:20, 9:30, 10:20, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:00, 15:00, 15:40, 17:00, 18:20, 19:00
Price: 66 CNY
Distance: 168 Kilometers
Duration: About 2 hours
2. Kunming-Tengchong-Longjiang Bridge
Kunming-Tengchong by Air
Tengchong Tuofeng Airport(腾冲驼峰机场) serves Tengchong City, which is located near Tuofeng Village 12 kilometers south of the county seat. It takes about 15 minutes by car to arrive in Tengchong City downtown. There are flights flying to and from Kunming, Chongqing, Nanjing, Zhengzhou, Shanghai, Changsha, Zhuhai, Xian, Chengdu, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Guiyang, etc. There are at least 14 daily flights departing from Kunming Changshui International Airport to Tengchong Tuofeng Airport, and it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Kunming-Tengchong by Long-distance Bus
There are 5 daily long-distance departing from Kunming West Bus Station to Tengchong Bus Terminal.
Departing Time: 9:00, 9:50, 11:00, 19:00, 21:00
Price: 220-289 CNY
Distance: 620 Kilometers
Duration: About 9 hours
There must be taxis, minibuses and chartered buses outside Tengchong Bus Terminal and Tengchong Tuofeng Airport, you can go and ask the drivers for details. These vehicles are more convenient and flexible than long-distance bus, drivers will take you there at Longjiang Bridge directly. Accordingly, you might spend more money.
Accommodation Around Longjiang Bridge
Longjiang Bridge is not far from Tengchong City and Baoshan City, so you can stay in these two counties for overnight. You can also take a trip to Tengchong by the way.
1. Tengchong Guanfang Hotel腾冲官房大酒店(5-star)
Address: No.1, Hongxing Residential Quarter, Tengyue Road, Tengchong City, Baoshan保山市腾冲市腾越路红星小区1号
Starting Price: 680 CNY
2. Baoshan Guanfang Hotel保山官房大酒店
Address: The Crossing of Tongren Street and Shangxiang Street, Longyang District, Baoshan保山市隆阳区同仁街与上巷街交汇
Starting Price: 396 CNY
3. Yudu Hotel腾冲玉都大酒店(4-star)
Starting Price: 185 CNY
4. Tengchong Airport Sightseeing Hotel腾冲空港观光大酒店(4-star)
Address: No.258, Hepan Residential Quarter, Guanyintang Community, Tengchong City, Baoshan保山市腾冲市观音塘社区河畔小区258号
Starting Price: 251 CNY
Useful Travel Tips
1. Longjiang Bridge is on the way to Tengzhong from Baoshan.
2. There is a service area on the bridge to make it easier to enjoy the splendor of the whole bridge.
3. The price of admission for the tourist walkway is 30 yuan per person.
4. Longjiang Bridge is very high and spectacular, take care of your safety when standing on the bridge, especially if you are afraid of height.
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