Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shanghai's Bridges: Sichuan Road Bridge

Upstream from Zhapu Road Bridge is the Sichuan Road Bridge. It is a three span reinforced concrete, closed spandrel arch bridge over Suzhou Creek in downtown Shanghai. It has some nice architectural features like spires at the top of the piers and cutwaters at the bottom of the piers. In practical fashion, street lamps have been hung from the top of the spires.

Sichuan Road north of Suzhou Creek began to grow after it was paved and the first bridge was built across the creek in 1860. It is now a major commercial and financial center in Shanghai.
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Shanghai's Bridges: Sichuan Road Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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