Yangtze River Cableway
The Yangtze River Cableway is sometimes known as the “First Air Corridor across the Yangtze River”, or the “Air Bus in Mountain City”, and was the second trans-river cableway after the Jialing River Cableway. It has been in service for about 30 years.
The Yangtze River Cableway was domestically designed and built, as a passenger cableway spanning the Yangtze River. It runs for 1,166 meters and connects the streets of both banks of the river. With a speed of 6 meters per second, the crossing takes just 4 minutes each way, carrying 10,500 passengers each day.
Before it came into service, residents had to use a ferry or bridge to get to the other side, which could take an hour. Fog often put the ferries out of action.
The completion of the cableway brought a welcome, efficient and spectacular way for residents to cross the river.