The Zhongshan Bridge


The Zhongshan Bridge is an iron bridge over the Yellow River; it is also named the First Bridge over the Yellow River.


The Lanzhou Iron Bridge over the Yellow River, was built in 1907 with a length of 233.33 meters and a width of 7.5 meters. Taking the advice of Mr. Peng Yingjia, the Mayor of Lanzhou of the imperial Qing government, Shengyun, the Governor-general of Gansu Provinceutilized over 9,375kg (300,000 Liang) of Silver from the national treasury. The contract was executed by a German company Telge & Schroeter, with an American, McLeod Mamboben and a German, Derek Gauss acting as technical directors. It was renamed as Zhongshan Bridge in 1942, in honor of Dr. Sun Yat-sen.


Zhongshan Bridge is like an epic, keeping the historical changes of the city. It has been a lasting memory deeply carved in Lanzhou.



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