First Bridge Over The Yangtze River

First Bridge Over The Yangtze River

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A tourist destination is the first bridge that was built over the Yangtze River. It was built with Soviet aid in 1957 and is a two floor bridge. On the top floor, vehicles travel, and trains travel below. It was built near the place where the Han River merges with the Yangtze, and it was built between two hills where the river is narrower than it is in the rest of the city area.

It is quite big and has a total length of about 1.5 kilometers (almost a mile), and the main portion over the water is about a kilometer across. The bridge has a four lane highway. There are 8 abutments and 9 arches in total. Every arch has a span of 128 meters (about 420 feet).

For a good walk and to see the view, you can walk or jog across the bridge. The view is interesting at night. It is almost 100 meters between the top deck and the river below, and if you go across on foot, you can see the buildings below you and the ships on the river far below. On the Hanyang side, the bridge leads to a park area. You can see a tall antenna tower. Seeing the river from the bridge will help you to appreciate the size of the river. You might think about the long history of travel on the river.

The road on the Hanyang side leads to another bridge nearby that crosses the Han River to Hankou. These two bridges are the city’s main link between the three districts. The bridge was considered very important for China’s development. For the first time, the roads and railways of northern and southern China were connected.

Before it was built, train cars or vehicles were ferried on boats. It was built in the very center of the city because it is near where the two rivers meet. But the Yellow Crane Tower was destroyed to make way for it since it stood on the hill on the Wuchang side that they needed for the bridge’s foundation.

Bus 10, 61, 64, Trolleybus 1, 4 or Tourist Bus 1 takes you directly to Wuhan Changjiang River Bridge.

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by Hywel 2011-05-20
On 27 September 2008, CCCC Second Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. won the bid for Second-Seventh Yangtze River Bridge project. The contract value amounted to RMB890 million, with construction period of 36 months. The bridge, located at 3.2km lower from Wuhan Second Yangtze River Bridge, is the 7th bridge crossing the Yangtze River. It is 6307m long in total ...
by Pietro 2011-05-20
Recently, CCCC Second Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. won Section MQ-06 of North Anchorage project of Ma anshan Yangtze River Highway Bridge. While nearly the same time, CRBC Co., Ltd won Section MQ-10 of civil engineering of the right branch cable-stayed bridge of same bridge. Ma anshan Yangtze River Bridge is located in eastern Anhui province. It is 36.14km ...
by Trudie 2011-05-23
Ticket 7 yuan persons in the park of Yangtze Bridge; Bridge loud a fort visiting ticket Including visiting and building the exhibition hall of the bridge and boarding the fort to come and go to the lift) 8 yuan persons. Traffic Take 12 15 67 69, can reach south the intersection of fort and the intersection of park and station get off, pass the bridge mouth, ...