Anshun Bridge

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Anshun Bridge
Anshun Bridge Night.jpg
View of the Anshun Bridge along the Jin River at night in Chengdu, China
Coordinates30°38′39″N 104°05′00″E / 30.6442°N 104.0834°E / 30.6442; 104.0834Coordinates: 30°38′39″N 104°05′00″E / 30.6442°N 104.0834°E / 30.6442; 104.0834
CarriesPedestrians only
CrossesJin River
LocaleChengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Official name安顺廊桥
DesignArch bridge
Anshun Bridge is located in Sichuan
Anshun Bridge
Anshun Bridge
Location in Sichuan

The Anshun Bridge (Chinese: 安顺桥; literally: 'Peaceful and Fluent') is a bridge in the provincial capital of Chengdu in Sichuan, China. It crosses the Jin River. The covered bridge contains a relatively large restaurant and is a popular eating location in the city.


The original Anshun Bridge was constructed in 1746 by Lingan Hongdui along the Jin River. In 1947, a flood ravaged the city and destroyed the original bridge.[1]

The bridge was constructed in 2003 as a replacement of the old bridge which was destroyed by a flood in the 1980s.[2]

In the 13th century, Marco Polo wrote about several bridges in China and the Anshun Bridge (an earlier version of it) was one of them.[3][4]



  1. ^ "安顺桥". Baidu Baike.
  2. ^ Chengdu Time Archived 2007-05-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Quian, Jack, Chengdu: A City of Paradise, 2006. Cf. p.109
  4. ^ Marco Polo referred to Chengdu as Sindafu (variously spelled in different editions as "Sin-din-fu". &c.) which was certainly Ch'eng-Tu-Fu (Chengdu), the capital of Sichuan province. Cf. Polo, Chapter XLIV: Concerning the Province and City of Sindafu. See Henry Yule; Henri Cordier (translators and editors), The Travels of Marco Polo, v.2, the complete Yule-Cordier edition. "Let us now speak of a great Bridge which crosses this River within the city. This bridge is of stone; it is seven paces in width and half a mile in length (the river being that much in width as I told you); and all along its length on either side there are columns of marble to bear the roof, for the bridge is roofed over from end to end with timber, and that all richly painted. And on this bridge there are houses in which a great deal of trade and industry is carried on. But these houses are all of wood merely, and they are put up in the morning and taken down in the evening. Also there stands upon the bridge the Great Kaan's _Comercque_, that is to say, his custom-house, where his toll and tax are levied."