How to Visit Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

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Plan your Nanjing Tour? Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is highly recommended. Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the third bridge over the Yangtze River after Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge and Chongqing Baishatuo Yangtze River Bridge.

Now there are over 100 bridges over the Yangtze River Bridge. Of the Yangtze River bridges, Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge occupies a unique position in China’s bridge building industry with great historical value.

Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the first bridge over the Yangtze River designed and built by China’s own technical strength. Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the pride of Chinese people and a proof of the spirit and ability of the Chinese people in Mao Zedong’s era.

The construction of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge started on January 18, 1960. Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is a double-decked road-rail truss bridge. Its rail bridge was open to the traffic in September, 1968 and the road bridge was finished in December, the same year.

The bridge is composed of the ramp bridge and the main bridge. Its main bridge is 1577m long and the ramp road bridge is 19.5m wide and 3012m long, wide enough for four trucks to run abreast. The lower deck rail bridge is 6772m long and 14m wide, double rails wide enough for two trains going in opposite directions.

At the both end of the bridge there are a couple of bridge towers with 70 meters long. You can take a lift to the base of a 70m bridge tower. Three red flags atop the bridge towers, which represent People’s Commune, Great Leap Forward and General Path popular in 1959s.

150 couple of white magnolia shaped road lamps on the bridge are arranged in an orderly manner. At nightfall, when all the lamps are lit, the bridge looks extremely beautiful.

Bridge Entrance Fee: RMB7
Bridge Tower Entrance Fee: RMB8
Opening Hour: 07:30 – 18:00
Free Opening Hour: 5:00 – 7:30; 18:00 – 22:00

How to get there
First take subway line 1 and get off at the station of Gulou (鼓楼). At the northeast corner, you will find the Gulou Bus Station of Bus No.67. Get on the Bus 67 and get off at the last stop – Nanbao Park (South Bridge Tower Park).

The entrance to the bridge park and the ticket office stands by the right side.

The entrance to the bridge park and the ticket office stands by the right side.

The entrance to the bridge park and the ticket office stands by the right side.

Walk past the park under the ramp bridge and approach the bridge tower.
Walk past the park under the ramp bridge and aprroch the bridge tower

Walk past the park under the ramp bridge and approach the bridge tower

On the first floor of the bridge tower is the exhibition hall introducing the history of the building of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. The huge statue of Mao Zedong is located in the center of the hall.
The huge statue of Mao Zedong is located in the center of the hall.

The huge statue of Mao Zedong is located in the center of the hall.

Waiting for a lift up to the 70-meter high bridge tower.
Waiting for a lift up to the 70-meter high bridge tower

Waiting for a lift up to the 70-meter high bridge tower

The couple of bridge towers in the south end of the main bridge.
The couple of bridge towers in the south end of the main bridge.

The couple of bridge towers in the south end of the main bridge.

Three Flags atop the bridge towers indicating People’s Commune, Great Leap Forward and General Path popular in 1959s. 
Three Flags atop the bridge towers

Three Flags atop the bridge towers

The sculpture is composed of 5 figures representing workers, peasants, soldiers, students and intellectuals, and businessmen, the major five sectors of the society.
workers, peasants, soldiers, students and intellectuals, and businessmen

workers, peasants, soldiers, students and intellectuals, and businessmen

The Yangtze bridge is a double-decked road-rail truss bridge with 9 bridge piers.
The Yangtze bridge is a double-decked road-rail truss bridge with 9 bridge piers.

The Yangtze bridge is a double-decked road-rail truss bridge with 9 bridge piers.

The upper deck is the 4-lane road deck with 150 couple of white magnolia shaped road lamps arranged in an orderly manner on the main bridge.
The upper deck is the 4-lane road deck

The upper deck is the 4-lane road deck

The total 3012m long ramp bridge 
The total 3012m long ramp bridge

The total 3012m long ramp bridge

Tip:  Hassle-free Nanjing Guided Tours

06611If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Nanjing Guided Tours:

Nanjing Highlight Day Tour  from US$75 p/p
Nanjing 2 Day Highlight Tour  from US$190 p/p
Nanjing One Day Side Trip  from US$90  p/p
Nanjing Suzhou Hangzhou Shanghai 6 Day Tour  from US$560 p/p
Nanjing Car Rental

Further Readings


Nanjing Massacre Museum: The museum tells the overwhelming atrocities committed by the Japanese forces of aggression from December 13 to January, 1938.
Nanjing Presidential Palace:a must-visit sight if you are interested in the modern history of China
Ming Xiaoling Tomb:the burial site of the Hongwu Emperor, the first emperor and founder of Ming Dyansty ( 1368-1644 ).
Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum:Dr. Sun Yat-sen is considered to be the “Father of Modern China” who stablished the Republic of China.
Linggu Temple Scenic Area:The Linggu Temple was gradually built into a cemetery dedicated to the the National Revolutionary Army’s martyes.
Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge:Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the first bridge over the Yangtze River designed and built by China’s own technical strength.
Fuzi Temple ( Confucius Temple ): A famous local walking area to touch Nanjing’s past and present.
Zhonghua Gate: a renowned ancient city gate in China and the largest ancient city wall gate in the world.
Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum: The museum shows the maps, pictures and captions to tell the progress and history of Taiping Army.

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