Yangtze River Bridge of China – Remains a Source of Pride in Nanjing

Photos: Taken from Propaganda’s Posters

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The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing China was first in China built without input from foreign architects. It is pioneering where some people believed it was the first modern bridge built without the help of foreign architects – It was built during Cultural Revolution and considered as groundbreaking when it was unveiled in 1968.

As of the moment, the bridge is facing a major repairs in preparation of its next year’s 50th anniversary.

According to the initiative’s head Lu Andong, a professor at Nanjing University’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, A project commissioned by railway officials hopes to secure the bridges legacy by documenting its history.

Now, the bridge remains a source of pride in Nanjing, China’s former capital.

 

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