Place Lanzhou

The Zhongshan Bridge (Chinese: 中山桥) is a steel truss bridge over the Yellow River in Lanzhou. Opened in 1909, it was the first permanent bridge over the Yellow River. The bridge is one of the most well-known landmarks of Lanzhou. Construction of the bridge began in 1907 and the bridge was completed in 1909.
At its opening, the bridge was simply known as the ‘First Bridge’, but in 1928 it was renamed Zhongshan Bridge to honour Sun Yat-sen. Originally, the bridge was painted bright red, but during the Second Sino-Japanese War the bridge was painted dark grey to successfully evade bombings, a colour which it remains in today.

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