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中国偏远山区金沙江上危险的通勤铁笼

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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.

将近20年,中国偏远山区的数百名村民都靠这个小小的铁笼来进行日常的通勤。

中国偏远山区金沙江上危险的通勤铁笼

中国偏远山区金沙江上危险的通勤铁笼

The rusty cable cars, dangling hundreds of feet above a raging river, are their gateway to the outside world.

这些生锈的缆车悬挂在数百英尺的空中,下面就是翻滚的河流,而这是他们通往外部世界的途径。

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.

在经历过无数次危险的旅程后,鹦哥村的村民们将和这个危险的交通方式说再见,其最后的一个铁笼行将退休,中国媒体报道。

The 853-foot-high ropeway, dubbed the 'highest cable car system in Asia', will halt its service because the government is building a new bridge nearby to serve the local community.

这个853英尺高的索道被称为“亚洲最高的缆车”,将停止服务,因为政府正在附近建造一座新的桥梁服务当地社区。

Built in 1999, the ropeway is suspended over the 1,540-foot-wide Jinsha River, which is notorious for its fast currents.

建于1999年,这个索道悬挂在以水流湍急而闻名的1540英尺宽的金沙江上。

The system, operated by locals, charges commuters five yuan (58p) for a one-way ride across the river valley.

这个系统由当地人运营,单程每次收5块钱。

Even though a paved road was built to connect Yingge village to Qiaojia town in 2011, locals still prefer the iron cages because they're much quicker - a one-way ride by the ropeway takes 10 minutes while a journey on the road could take hours.

虽然2011年的时候建了道路连接鹦哥村和巧家县,但是当地人还是喜欢坐缆车出行,因为更快,单程只要10分钟,而开车需要几个小时。

However, villagers will have a new and safer means of transport very soon.

然而,很快村民将拥有一个新的更安全的出行方式。

In April 2017, the two sides of the new Yingge bridge were joined, marking the beginning of the final stage in the bridge's construction.

2017年4月,新的鹦哥大桥的两边合龙,意味着这座桥梁的建设进入了最后阶段。

The new bridge is set to open next June.

新桥将在明年6月开放。

It's been suggested after the iron cages completed their practical function, the locals would keep running them as a tourist attraction.

据称这个缆车不再执行实际功能后,村民将继续运行以作旅游景点使用。

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