Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Shanghai's Bridges: Xizang Road Bridge

The next crossing over Suzhou Creek is the Xizang Road Bridge. It is a three span reinforced concrete bridge that was built in 1907 and widened in 2004 from 18 to 33 meters. Its about 80 m long and with less than 10 m vertical clearance above the creek.

Like several other Suzhou Creek crossings, the Xizang Road Bridge has decorated railings and tall spires at the piers. There are stairways to carry people onto the bridge and the approaches are ramped to carry vehicles onto the bridge.

As we continue to move west from the Huangpu River, the older buildings are left behind and we enter a more modern, commercial part of Shanghai.
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Shanghai's Bridges: Xizang Road Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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