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Xiangxi Aizhai Base-jumping Festival 2015 Kicks off

Aizhai Base-jumping Festival 2015 was held in Jishou, the capital city of Xiangxi Tujia & Miao Autonomous Prefecture on August 29. Nine parachuting athletes from both China and Russia made astonishing jumps from Aizhai Bridge. The jumping base is located at the sightseeing storey of the Bridge and the vertical distance is only as long as 350 meters. It requires all the sky drivers to open their parachutes in 6 seconds while doing single jump, group jump, slackline jump and swing jump.

The Aizhai Bridge is a suspension bridge on the G65 Baotou-Maoming Expressway near Jishou, Hunan, China. The bridge was built as part of an expressway from southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality to Changsha.

With a main span of 1,146 meters (3,760 ft) and a deck height of 336 meters (1,102 ft), as of 2013, it is the seventh-highest bridge in the world and the world’s fifteenth-longest suspension bridge. Of the world’s 400 or so highest bridges, none has a main span as long as Aizhai. It is also the world’s highest and longest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge.

The first base jump from Aizhai Bridge was held in 2012 and extreme sports lovers from 13 countries attended.

Translator: Liu Pingbo

Source: Hunan Official Web Portal