World's longest pedestrian bridge in Linyi
An aerial view of the Wanghai Tower in Inzone Tianmeng tourist area in Linyi, East China's Shandong province [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The Inzone Tianmeng Tourist Area in Linyi, Shandong province features stunning natural views, folk culture, and a host of recreational activities.
The area, a major part of the national 5A-level Yimeng Mountains tourist area, covers an area of 240 square kilometers and boasts over 100 popular sightseeing spots, including the 1001-meter-high Wanghai Tower, the world's longest suspension bridge for pedestrians, and the narrow plank circling the mountain.
Wanghai Tower, sitting at the east end of the Yimeng Mountains, is 1001.2 meters above sea level and is the best place to watch the sunrise over the East Sea. It was first built during the Kaiyuan Reign of the Tang Dynasty (713-741)) and rebuilt in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
The suspension bridge in Inzone Tianmeng Tourist Area is 505.5 long and 2.4 meters wide. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The World's First Pedestrian Suspension Bridge, the area's other iconic attraction, connects Wanghai Tower and Jade Emperor Palace, a pilgrim destination for Taoists.
It is the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge and also has the widest main span of any bridge. The mid-span is 420 meters long, while the side spans are 38 and 47.5 meters long, respectively.
The two-tower single-span structure is equipped with an advanced bridge monitoring system which monitors the deck's shocks in real time.
Since its opening in July 2016, the tourist area has benefited greatly from Linyi's cultural consumption seasons, receiving over 3 million visits and close to 3 million yuan in sales revenue.