Ji'an Yalu River Border Railway Bridge
|Ji'an Yalu River Border Railway Bridge|
Chinese border post at the bridge
The Ji'an Yalu River Border Railway Bridge (Chinese: 集安鸭绿江国境铁路大桥; pinyin: Jíān Yālùjiāng Guójìng Tiělù Dàqiáo) is a single-track railway bridge that spans the Yalu River and connects the outskirts of the Chinese town of Ji'an in Jilin Province with the North Korean town of Manp'o in Chagang Province.
The bridge is 589.23 meters long and its height is 16 meters. It was constructed between 1937 and July 31, 1939 by Imperial Japan which during this time controlled both Korea and northeast China (through the puppet state of Manchukuo). A fortification near the Chinese end of the bridge dates from the same period. A square-arch was added to the Chinese end of the bridge in 2004.
The bridge was used for shipping troops from China into Korea during the Korean War and was targeted by US aerial bombing, however, it was not destroyed.
From the Chinese side, the bridge is accessible for tourists who can walk up to a line close to the actual border.
- Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge and New Yalu River Bridge (Dandong City)
- Linjiang Yalu River Bridge
- Changbai-Hyesan International Bridge
- Tumen Border Bridge (Tumen City)
- Tumen River Bridge (Hunchun City)
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