Iron Bridge of Yellow River

Iron Bridge of Yellow River, Lanzhou: Hours, Address, Iron Bridge of Yellow River Reviews: 4/5

Iron Bridge of Yellow River

Iron Bridge of Yellow River
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ChanRoberts
Lanzhou, China692 contributions
Historic Qing Dynasty Bridge
Aug 2020
This bridge is part of Lanzhou's history as the first bridge across the Yellow River and was originally built in 1907 during the 33rd year of Emperor Guangxu's reign (Qing Dynasty, which came to an end in 1911). The bridge provides easy access to various Lanzhou attractions. At the north end of the bridge is White Pagoda Mountain and access to the park along the north shore of the river. At the south end of the bridge is access to the park along the south shore of the river and not far from other area attractions such as the water wheel and the mother river statue. From the south side of the bridge you can also easily walk to Zhangye Walking Street. The bridge is a popular photo spot for the locals.
Written May 1, 2021
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Gary, Australia
China72 contributions
Stroll, Meet, Connect - It's More Than a Bridge
Dec 2020
The Zhongshan Bridge, Lanzhou across the Yellow River is famous for its historical significance and today provides pedestrians with a valuable thoroughfare between the CBD, the parks on the southern side of the river, and the famous White Pagoda Park on the northern side. Originally built in 1372 as the Zhenyuan Bridge and reputedly the first bridge to span the Yellow River, it has been rebuilt in slightly different locations many times.
The current bridge was built by the German Shangtailai Company in 1907. While it might not be as spectacular as other historic bridges in China, it has a certain quaintness and charm that attracts locals and tourists alike. It has a simple design with an air of austerity.
As a foreign tourist, I suggest spending a little time here at sunset and night time taking photos and people watching. Think of it also as a conduit for tackling the walks in the White Pagoda Mountain Park nearby and for traversing the many riverside parks. I crossed the bridge in winter just before sunset when the usual yellow colour of the river was more a blue shade and very photogenic. Locals came to talk to me as I pondered my map and we shared stories using a translation app.
It is a wonderful connecting and meeting place, much loved by locals. It’s far more than an iron bridge.
Written December 30, 2020
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M T
Derby, UK20 contributions
Definitely just a bridge
Oct 2020 • Couples
Given 3/5 only in the context of things to do for tourists in Lanzhou (few and far between). It's just a bridge, nothing special to look at, but moderately important historically (Lanzhou was a main crossing point of the Yellow River on the Silk Road, and this steel bridge seems to have been the first bridge to be capable of surviving seasonal changes in river levels and floods). The bridge provides a useful pedestrian crossing between the city centre (to the south of the river) and the white pagoda park and adjacent arts/cultural museums to the north. It also provide a focus in the evenings (albeit gaudily lit in bright colours) for both tourists and locals walking along the riverside paths. But, essentially, it's just a bridge.
Written October 25, 2020
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Mark
Knaresborough, United Kingdom75 contributions
Just a bridge
Aug 2020 • Solo
I have no idea why this is an attraction. I’ve just waked here and it is literally just a bridge, not even a nice bridge at that. Save yourself the trouble and don’t visit
Written August 8, 2020
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DorothyCheong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,267 contributions
Day & Night View
Oct 2019 • Friends
We enjoyed the scenery at this First Bridge of Yellow River, from the crowd to the scenery along the river front.
As advised by our hotel staff, we stayed back till the evening to see the night scene with all the lightings on the bridge as well as the buildings near the river bank.
Written November 10, 2019
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Tan E
Melaka, Malaysia9 contributions
Magnificent Structure
Oct 2019 • Couples
The bridge across the Yellow River (黄河)is a magnificent structure. The main attractions in Lanzhou are all around here. It is in the City. The charge of metered taxi from Lanmei Boutique Hotel to this location is RMB 12. When I was there, most visitors are locals. Worth visiting.
Written October 30, 2019
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Jacinta J
89 contributions
Leisure Visit with Astonishing History Behind
Sep 2019 • Couples
It was a great visit with a good walkway. Not so crowded on weekdays. You can find some hawkers selling foods/ souvenirs. Free entrance.
Written September 7, 2019
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Chris N
5 contributions
It's a bridge
Sep 2019 • Friends
But it has a fascinating and long history. It provides a good view and crossing of the Yellow River. Docked boats afford a good location to enjoy tea or beer.
Written September 4, 2019
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lI0ve2h0liday
Potters Bar, UK714 contributions
Pedestrianised bridge
Jul 2019 • Couples
Used to cross from Lanzhou town to the walk up to the white pagoda. The bridge doesn't look anything special during the day, but is lit up nicely at night and the views from it across to the white pagoda when all lit up at night are stunning.
This is apparently historical bridge, but I didn't see anything written up about this.
Written July 16, 2019
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Jeff H
Guangzhou, China147 contributions
Cool bridge
Jul 2019 • Friends
It’s a bridge. It goes right up to a cool temple. It’s great for a walk on the river. What more do you want?
Written July 6, 2019
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