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Yellow River Steel Bridge

3,023 Reviews
Ranked No. 3 in Lanzhou Urban Attractions
Liked by 11
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended sightseeing time: 1 hour
Address: Under the Baita Mountain on the north side of the middle section of Binhe Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou City

What travelers say:

To the travel of Lanzhou, Gansu, "Zhongshan Bridge" is the must-cut place for tourists. This Yellow River Iron Bridge is the center of the Yellow River sentiment line, known as "the first bridge of the Yellow River under the world." Zhongshan Bridge is the first permanent bridge in Lanzhou, it was built in the 34th year of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty (1908 AD), is the first bridge in the northwest region to introduce foreign technology, has epoch-making significance. The entire building material of Zhongshan Bridge is imported from Germany because it was designed by the American Bridge Company, which was designated as a national important cultural relics protection unit in 2006, and now it is banned from all motor vehicles as a historic bridge. It is also a must-do stop for Lanzhou tourism. As the center of the Lanzhou Yellow River Customs Line, there are many beautiful scenery around Zhongshan Bridge. You can climb the White Tower Mountain, overlooking the beauty of the Yellow River from a high point; you can walk along the banks of the Yellow River and go to the Yellow River mother sculpture to punch a card; You can also sit back in a sheepskin dumpling and experience the charm of the ancient ferry.

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The Yellow River Steel Bridge is also known as Zhongshan Bridge. It is one of Lanzhou’s most famous landmarks and a must-see for visitors. This steel bridge was built in the waning years of the Qing Dynasty. At that time, it was the first bridge that the Yellow River that could be used the whole year round. All of the materials used in the German-designed steel bridge was imported from Germany and work on the construction was overseen by German engineers. The north terminus of the Yellow River Steel Bridge is just beneath the famous Baita (White Pagoda) Mountain. Atop the mountain are many ancient relics and monuments. Many people like to climb the mountain to take photos of the panoramic view of Lanzhou and the Yellow River Steel Bridge.
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