Zhongshan Bridge - the First Bridge over the Yellow River
|Zhongshan Bridge, Lanzhou|
In the year 1907, under the proposal of local officers in Lanzhou and Gansu and the help of a Germany businessman, the Qing Government began to build this first iron bridge over the upper reaches of the Yellow River. All materials, even the rivets, were transported from Germany to China using ships, trains, carts and any other means possible. The bridge was completed in two years, and named 'Lanzhou Iron Bridge over the Yellow River'. In 1942, to commemorate Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the bridge was re-named Zhongshan Bridge (Zhongshan is the Chinese name of Dr. Sun Yat-sen).
The service life of the Zhongshan Bridge expired in 1989, and so about 10 bridges have already been built nearby. Even more bridges are planned to replace the Zhongshan Bridge's work, but none can replace its great value in history or its great work over its 80 years. The Zhongshan Bridge will be remembered forever as a piece of history and a cultural relic.
How to get to Zhongshan Bridge
Take Bus 4, 6, 9, 15, 25, 74, 105, 109, 137, 139, 142, Jincheng Sightseeing Bus or Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport Shuttle Bus West Line to Zhongshanqiao/ Huanghe Daqiao (Zhongshan Bridge).
|Opening Hours||All day|