Friday, September 5, 2008

China - Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge


Stamp Issue : 1968-12-29  


Stamp Issue : 1979-10-30 

Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the first bridge across the Yangtze River in Nanjing, China. It was completed in 1968 during the cultural revolution, and is the first double-decker, double-track highway and railway bridge designed and only constructed by the Chinese without outside engineering assistance. The influence of the era is evident in the socialist-inspired statues on either side of the bridge. The bridge deck provides a good view of the river. It is possible to walk from one side of the bridge to the other.
The bridge is 6,772 meters long and has a span of 160 m , it can take up to 15 minutes to cross during regular traffic periods.

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