China's dangerous iron cages which take villagers across a river at 850 feet high are set to retire after serving the remote community for 18 years
For nearly two decades, hundreds of residents on a remote mountain in China have been relying on several tiny iron cages to make their daily commutes.
The rusty cable cars, dangling hundreds of feet above a raging river, are their gateway to the outside world.
After thousands of risky rides, residents at the Yingge village could finally bid farewell to the perilous form of transport as the last iron cage is about to retire, according to Chinese media.
The 853-foot-high ropeway, dubbed the 'highest cable car system in Asia', will halt its service because the go nment is building a new bridge nearby to serve the local community.
Built in 1999, the ropeway is suspended over the 1,540-foot-wide Jinsha River, which is notorious for its fast currents.
The ropeway was built by 10 families from the isolated Yingge village of Yunnan province. It sends residents to the Fengjiaping village on the opposite Sichuan province.
Merlin52, Manchesterish, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
Kept for a tourist attraction! Can see the cost of travel rising higher than the mountains:)
MAU MAU, Grimsby, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
I wont walk cross the bridge either.
Destructivedave, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
China can build a bridge in a few days. Over here it takes boris 3 years countless millions and still no bridge. Now where did that money go boris.