Qiantang River Bridge

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Chien Tang River Bridge
Qiantang River Bridge.JPG
Coordinates 30°11′43″N 120°08′04″E / 30.19517°N 120.13456°E / 30.19517; 120.13456Coordinates: 30°11′43″N 120°08′04″E / 30.19517°N 120.13456°E / 30.19517; 120.13456
CarriesRoad and railway
CrossesChien Tang River
LocaleHangzhou, China
Characteristics
DesignTwo-tier Truss bridge
Total length1,072 metres
Width9.1 meters wide
History
Constructed byDorman Long
Construction end29 September 1937
Opened29 September 1937

The Qiantang River Bridge (Chinese: 钱塘江大桥) is a road and railway bridge across the Qiantang River at Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, China.

History[edit]

The bridge was designed by Mao Yisheng[1] and built by Dorman Long.[2] Construction, which started on 8 August 1934 was completed on 29 September 1937.[3] It is a two-tier truss bridge with 16 spans and is 1,072 metres long.[3]

On 17 November 1937, during the Battle of Shanghai, the Bridge Construction Office were ordered to make preparations to blow up the bridge to delay the advancing Imperial Japanese Army.[4]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Schoppa, Keith (2012). In a Sea of Bitterness: Refugees During the Sino-Japanese War. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0674059887.

Coordinates: 30°11′43″N 120°08′04″E / 30.19528°N 120.13444°E / 30.19528; 120.13444

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