The DOPPELMAYR/GARAVENTA Group had the honor of marking another milestone in the cableway industry: it completed the very first triple-cable aerial lift in China. The lift leads to Lushan, the country’s very popular place for leisure tourism. Everyone that visits Lushan benefits from the area’s extremely pleasant climate. It is always cooler here than in the lower-lying areas around the city of Jiujiang.
Thanks to that, Lushan is a perfect spot for relaxation, especially at the height of summer. Numerous guest-houses and hotels, as well as an extraordinary natural scenery, invite you to linger and enjoy.
This area was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in the 1990s. With the 3S-cableway, it was easy to span the protected area: a cable span of nearly 1,600 meters which suspends freely between two towers has been put into operation by the cableway engineers. Given also the required transport capacity, this was the only cableway system that met the enormous demands.
The client is the Jiujiang Lushan Mountain Cableway Operation and Management Co., Ltd. When finished, the triple- cable lift should transport as many as 4,000 persons per hour to Lushan. It will provide easy access to the Mount Sanqingshan National Park offering a steadily ascending marathon through lush forests, past waterfalls and fantastically shaped rock formations.
The 230-square-kilometer large park is situated at an average height of 1,000 to 1,800 meters above sea level and because of this range in heights, it comprises both subtropical, and maritime- influenced territories with rainand conifer-forests.