Yangtze River Bridge

Yangtze River Bridge, Wuhan
Yangtze River Bridge, Wuhan

Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge is the first highway-railway bridge over the Yangtze River. On the mighty Yangtze with a length of 6,300 kilometers (3,915 miles), there was no bridge for thousands of years. This river seemed an obstacle set by nature, separating Hanyang, Hankou and Wuchang, namely the three towns of Wuhan. Moreover, it blocked the transportation between the north and the south China. Only ship can be used. However, the natural obstacle became accessible for various vehicles due to the finish of the Yangtze River Bridge in 1957.

Started in 1955, the grand bridge project takes about two years. The complete bridge is 1,670.4 meters (5,480.3 feet) long with the main body of 1,156 meters (3,793 feet). It has 8 piers and 9 holes. It is divided into two levels with the upper one for bus transit and the lower for trains. The driveway is 18 meters (59 feet) wide for six buses to run parallel. The bridge is extremely firm. It has not been harmed even during the huge Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008.

Extending from Tortoise Hill (Gui Shan) in Hanyang to Snake Hill (She Shan) in Wuchang, the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge has not only improved the transportation in the city, but also enhanced the communication between the north and the south of the river. To fully view the splendid bridge and the marvelous river, you can climb up the 7-story tower at either end of the bridge by elevator or staircases. The attached buildings and decorations are harmonious and exquisite, reflecting rich Chinese architectural features. The theme of sculptures on the 143 panes along each side of the bridge is from some Chinese folk stories such as the peacock showing its fine feathers, carp playing among lotus, a magpie singing on blossom tree.

From the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, you can see the rolling water run to the east with ships coming and going; on the bank, Hubei TV Tower stands tall on Tortoise Hill (Gui Shan) in Hanyang, while the first tower in southern China, the Yellow Crane Tower (Huang He Lou), stands on Snake Hill (She Shan) in Wuchang.

Related information: Now, there are many grand bridges over the Yangtze River, and the most famous three in Wuhan are Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge described above, the Second Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge established in 1995 and the third one (Baishazhou Bridge) opened in 2000.

How to get to Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge

Take bus 514, 539, 542, 566, 572, 573, 578, 607, 717, 804 or 916 to Linjiang Dadao Pinghumen.
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Admission Fee: Free; but it charges CNY 2 for the elevator.

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- Last updated on May. 15, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Yangtze River Bridge
Asked by Strou from GERMANY | May. 14, 2023 17:09Reply
How can I go from wuhan to Yangtze River pls.?
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Answered by Charles | May. 15, 2023 02:13

Do you mean Yangtz River Bridge? If yes, the bus line 514,539,542 is available.
Asked by frank cherven from AMERICA | Jan. 31, 2020 17:33Reply
How far is wuhan from the three gorges damm . Frank
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Answered by Martha from SINGAPORE | Jan. 31, 2020 18:14

The distance is around 350km.
Asked by Maria Rosari from INDONESIA | Oct. 05, 2019 08:37Reply
What public transport from yellow crane tower to Yangtze river bridge?
Please kindly tell me the detail of transportation from yellow crane tower to yangtze river bridge?
Thank you
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Answered by Nita from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 12, 2019 00:33

You can take taxi to Wuhan Railway station first, then take high speed train to Nanjing South Railway station. Next, you can take metro line 3 to Shangyuanmen station, and take taxi to the bridge.
Asked by Luciane | Oct. 30, 2017 22:44Reply
how can i get from jiedaokou to yangtze river bridge? any transportation suggestions?
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Answered by Mina from SINGAPORE | Oct. 31, 2017 01:44

You may take subway line 2 to Pangxiejia. Then walk to Zhongshan Road Fenghuangshan bus stop to take bus no. 566 or 578 to Linjiang Avenue Hanyangmen. The bridge will be within 3-5min walking distance. If taking a taxi to reach, it costs CNY20 or so.
Asked by gopu from BANGLADESH | Jan. 15, 2017 06:27Reply
i want to start from wuchang railway station to yangtze river bridge then to yellow crane tower.
please let me know any cheap way to do these . thank you
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Answered by Herman from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 16, 2017 02:36

Gopu, it is suggested you go to Yellow Crane Tower first. From the railway station, you can take bus 10 or 61 to the tower. At the top of the tower, you can have a view of the Bridge and the river scenes. After that, walk westwards to the bridge. The bus fare is only CNY1~2.
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