Talk:Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge

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copyvio problems[edit]

I have reverted the additions by because they're obvious cut-n-paste from newspaper stories. See [1], [2]. Please don't copy and paste content from news articles. --Reuben 04:20, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

A Few Corrections[edit]

I wandered into this page, and made a few corrections today, because I visited there a few years ago. The history of these two bridges, built by the Japanese, is well documented in the Wikipedia Japanese page. The last paragraph on this English page about the North Korea-China contrast is not well written, I felt, and I added the last sentence, leaving the original description intact. Please feel free to update it or tell your opinions here. Yoshi Canopus (talk) 2008.08.27. —Preceding undated comment was added at 10:32, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

I have removed the last paragraph describing lack of neon lights on DPRK side due to power shortages. It's not true. I visited the location in October 2009 and there are neon lights along the full length of the bridge and neighbouring buildings. Though it is true that the DPRK side appears less developed with few tall buildings visible, the true extent of development is unknown. Rincewind42 (talk) 03:54, 5 October 2009 (UTC)


After reading this article I have a few questions.

  • How long is the bridge?
  • The opening paragraph states "Pedestrians are not allowed to cross the bridge.", but the info box says "Carries Pedestrian, bicycles, road, and rail traffic." Which is correct? How do pedestrians and bicycles cross?
  • The article states that the current bridge was "Built in 1943", but that the old bridge "was bombed .... in 1950 and has not been reconstructed". What happened to the new bridge in 1950? Did the Americans miss? Or was it also damaged and later repaired.

TiffaF (talk) 07:16, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Expanded the article to cover your questions. Ref: Truman, MacArthur, and the Korean War By Dennis Wainstock. The US raids on the bridges were not effective. Of 12 Yalu river bridges attacked, only 4 were destroyed. Even then they were quickly repaired and new pontoon bridges built. The Yalu freezes in winter and rail tracks were even laid on top of the ice to increase supplies. Rincewind42 (talk) 02:57, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Delete last paragraph with no citation.[edit]

The last paragraph currently reads, "Trains travel over the Friendship Bridge daily. The border is relatively porous[citation needed], as the governments of China and North Korea have fairly good relations. Chosongul script is common on many signs in Dandong.[citation needed]" However, this is dubious and subjective. It says, "relatively porous." Relative to what. While there may be traffic over the border, when compared to borders elsewhere this border doesn't seem porous. For example, a normal tourist cannot easily cross. In addition the comment about Chosongul script is unsourced and also not really on the subject of the article. Rincewind42 (talk) 08:12, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

North Korean Bridge[edit]

Why are there so many names for the bridge? The last one doesn't make sense anyway since the concept of North and South Korea doesn't officially exist in neither Chinese nor Korean. -- (talk) 21:20, 10 May 2016 (UTC)