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How to Visit Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge (Tips, Photos & Map)

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
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Plan your Nanjing Tour? Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is highly recommended. Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the third bridge built 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 all 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.

Located about 16km to the northwest of Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum (Google)

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.

Entrance Free of Charge

Bridge Entrance: Free of Charge
Bridge Tower Entrance: Free of Charge
Opening Hour: 07:30 – 18:00
Free Opening Hour: 5:00 – 7:30; 18:00 – 22:00

How to get to Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

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).

Take d17 bus to Jiangshan · Daqiao North Road Station (江山路·大桥北路站), get off and walk 1600 meters to Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

Virtual Tour of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

Follow us to have a virtual tour of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.

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

If you don’t want to do a self-guided tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for organized tours to Jiangsu Province:

Nanjing Tour
Suzhou Tour
Jiangsu Tour

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