Taroko Mountain-Moon Bridge to open in second half of year

The Mountain-Moon bridge crossing the Liwu river at the Taroko National Park, is set to open to the public in the second half of the year. (Courtesy of Ministry of the Interior)
The Mountain-Moon bridge crossing the Liwu river at the Taroko National Park, is set to open to the public in the second half of the year. (Courtesy of Ministry of the Interior)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Mountain-Moon Bridge, crossing the Liwu River at the Taroko National Park, is set to open to the public in the second half of the year, according to the Construction and Planning Agency.

The suspension bridge will connect hikers to surrounding attractions, such as Buluowan, Badagang and Swallow Grotto Trail, to other tourist highlights at Taroko National Park.

After two years and nine months of construction, the 196-meter long bridge was reportedly completed in May 2019.

Under the Japanese rule era, the old Mountain-Moon bridge used to be the longest iron-wired bridge at Taroko gorge. However, it was demolished in 1940-41.

The park headquarters is currently undergoing construction to improve traffic flow and access to all facilities.