Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, which was constructed between 1960 and 1968, is the third bridge built to span the Yangtze River after the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge and the Baishatuo Yangtze River Bridge in Chongqing City. As the longest bridge with the dual functions of highway and railway listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the first bridge in China solely designed and constructed by Chinese.

The significant double-deck construction is made up of the main bridge portion which spans 1,577 meters (about 1,725 yards) and the bridge approach which measures 3,012 meters (about 3,294 yards). The upper deck of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is a highway with a span of 4,589 meters (about 5,019 yards). There are sidewalks on either side of the highway and each measures over two meters (about two yards) in width. The lower deck holds a twin-track railway with a length of 6,772 meters (about 7,406 yards) and a width of 14 meters (about 15 yards) that allows two trains to run in different directions.

Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge
Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge
Yangtze River Bridge, Nanjing
Yangtze River Bridge, Nanjing

Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge has nine piers altogether, among which the tallest one is 85 meters (about 279 feet) with the base area of about 400 square meters (478 square yards), larger than a basketball court. There are 200 cast iron reliefs inlayed on the banisters on the two sides of the highway as well as 150 pairs of street lamps along the sidewalks on the main section of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. Two bridge towers are located respectively at each end of the bridge each with a height of 70 meters (about 230 feet). They contain elevators which enable personal access to decks of the bridge as well as the watchtowers. Under the southern tower there is a beautiful park.

The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge at night is extremely charming. The illumination of 1,024 floodlights on the banisters, 540 halogen lights on the towers and 150 pairs of lamps of the sidewalks make the bridge look like a pearl string lying on the Yangtze River.

The completion of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge has reduced the river crossing time from about two hours by ferry to the course of only several minutes, which is much more convenient for communication between the two banks of the Yangtze River.

How to get to Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

1. Take bus 1, 67 or 69 to Nanbao Gongyuan (Bridge Park).
2. Take bus 12, 95 or 117 to Nanbao Gongyuan Xi.
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- Last updated on Apr. 08, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge
Asked by li from INDONESIA | Jun. 17, 2017 08:11Reply
at the top said that the Nanjing bridge has been blocked , so i cant go there to see the bridge ?
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Answered by Lisa from UK | Jun. 23, 2017 03:43

Yes, you are right.
Answered by Noah from CHINA | Jan. 09, 2018 06:03

in fact, the highway part is blocked, but the railway part is still available (of course, you have to be in a train if you want to cross the Yangtze River through the bridge now). the block will be removed at the end of 2018.
Asked by Ruth Ann White from USA | Apr. 30, 2015 23:27Reply
How can I get from Longpan Rd. and Beijing East Rd. to nanjing bridge park?
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Answered by Nick from NETHERLANDS | May. 03, 2015 02:57

From Longpan Road, it takes CNY18 by taxi; by bus, you can walk to Zhongyangmen East bus stop to take bus no. d4 or 555 and get off at Siping Road Square North. After getting off, u can see the bridge.

From East Beijing Road, walk to East Beijing Road Jiuhuashan bus stop to take bus no. 67 and get off at Siping Road. After that, the bridge is only 400ys away.
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