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Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge


Stretching across the Yangtze River northwest of Nanjing City, Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, or Nanking Yangtze River Bridge, is an imposing double-deck bridge selected on the list of "Top Forty Scenic Spots of Nanjing". The construction of the bridge started from 1960 and lasted for 8 years, with the lower railway put into use in September of 1968 and later the upper road opened to traffic in December in the same year.

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Nanjing Yangtze Bridge is 70 meters in height. The road of the bridge is 4589-meter-long and 15-meter-wide, with two sidewalks of over 2 meters wide; the railway below the road is 6772-meter-long and 14-meter-wide, allowing two trains running from opposite directions at the same time. On the hurdle of the bridge inlay 200 cast iron embossments.

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At both ends of the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge stand a 70-meter-high bridgehead respectively, inside which elevators connecting the upper road, lower railway and viewing tower are available. Walking down from the southern bridgehead, people can access a scenic park with an exhibition hall, which offers history and more views of Yangtze and the Yangtze Bridge. As night falls, hundreds of shining lamps on the bridge look like a long string of luminous pearls, making the view more amazing.

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