Sunday, December 14, 2008

China - Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge


Stamp Issue : 1996-09-01 

Jiujiang Yangtze River Bridge, at a length of 7,679 metres, is the longest across the Yangtze River. It is a combined road and rail bridge which crosses the Yangtze River. It links the Xunyang District of Jiujiang from the south and Xiaochi Town (Huangmei County, Hubei Province) from the north.
Jiujiang Yangtze Bridge was begun to be built in December, 1973. It is the eighthly built bridge across Yangtze River and the longest two-layer bridge in China. With 10 piers in the river and 11 girders, the spans vary from 126 to 216 meters.
Jiujiang Yangtze Bridge has now become an intersection of Jingjiu Railway since it was built, which improves the communications between the north and south, the east and west. It has played an important role in the interchanges of economy, cultures and tourism in the neighboring provinces. Therefore, Jiujiang has been put in a favorable geographical position.

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