Motorcyclists challenge 24-zig in SW China

Two motorcyclists challenged a mountainous zigzag known as 24-zig in southwest China’s Guizhou Province on Thursday.

57-year-old Li Yuejin and 63-year-old Zou Shengchang, finished the ride within 30 minutes.

The winding mountain road was built in 1935. In 1942, U.S. engineering corps renovated it into a part of the Yunnan-Guizhou highway, a section of the Ledo Road, or the Stilwell Road.

During the Second World War, 15000 tons of strategic materials were delivered on the 24-zig every month. Those goods were sent from Ledo of India, via Kunming of China’s Yunnan Province and finally arrived in Chongqing, the War Capital of the then Chinese government.

The 24-zig is acknowledged as “the lifeline of the Resistance War against Japanese”.

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