Jan 23, 2013
Installations, Safety

The “Sky Road” Ropeway in China’s Yushan Village

We’ve seen our fair share of primitive, simple ropeways around the world, especially in China (link 1, link 2) where cable is often used to connect remote, mountainous villages. And today, we can add another one to this exclusive list — the Yushan Village “Sky Road” Ropeway in Hubei Province. In the past, the 200...

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Aug 23, 2012

Skyride – Toronto’s newest Chairlift at the CNE (The Ex)

If you happen to live in Toronto, Canada, you’ve probably heard on the news or from friends/family that the CNE or “The Ex” opened its doors last Friday. For those not from Toronto, The Ex is an annual fair that runs during the last weeks of August until Canadian Labour Day Monday. It’s the country’s...

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Jul 12, 2012

Open Water Chairlift: Nandaihe Ropeway, Hebei, China

Over the years at the Gondola Project, we’ve learned about and seen many interesting “water-based” CPT systems (i.e. Koblenz Rheinseilbahn, Emirates Air Line, and Teleferico do Parque das Nacoes). Today, we can officially add another cable car line to that list. The name you say? It’s known as the Nandaihe Ropeway and it’s located in China’s Hebei Province...

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Apr 23, 2012

CPD – Cable Propelled Doctor

On Friday last week, we brought you the news story that featured how a simple cable span was being use to ferry children across a gorge in China’s Guizhou province. Today, we’ve come across another incredible and heart-warming amazing story in China, but this time involving a selfless doctor named Dr. Deng. Deng is a village...

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