Located in northwest side of Yangtze River in Nanjing, the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge is the first double-decked road-rail truss designed and built with Chinese technology in China, crossing the Yangtze River between Pukou and Xiaguan in Nanjing. It was completed and opened for traffic in 1968. It was the third bridge over the Yangtze after the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge and the Chongqing Baishatuo Yangtze River Bridge. In 60s, the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge was listed into Guinness Book of World Records with the honor of “The Longest Road-rail Truss”.
The upper deck, a part of China National Highway 104, 4589 meter long and 15 meter wide, on which 4 large cars could pass through simultaneously, on each side of which stands the 2-meter-plus-wide sidewalks with 150 pair of magnolia-flower-shaped streetlights decorated. The lower deck is 6772-meter long and 14-meter wide, on which double-track railway is built and two rains could pass through simultaneously. The lower deck of the bridge completes the Beijing-Shanghai Railway, which had been divided by the Yangtze for many years. The right bridge on the river is 1577-meter long and 160-meter wide, on each side of which stands railings embedded with 200 iron embossments. The bridge boasts the traffic of approximately 80,000 vehicles and 200 trains per day.
The bridge is just like a rainbow crawling on Yangtze River, which is quite overwhelming and impressive, especially at night. At night, the 1048 lights on railings and 540 metal halide lamps on piers illuminate the river as bright as daytime. With 150 pair of magnolia-flower-shaped streetlights on road-bridge and 228 sodium lamps on huge sculptures, the bridge is just like a string of luminous pearl embedded on Yangtze River.
How to get to: Take buses No. 132, 136, 150, 151, 159 and get off at Nanbao Park. Buses bounding for Pukou and Dachang stops at the bridge.
Ticket price: 7RMB per person for Daqiao Park, Bridge towers, 8RMB per person