The Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, which spans Sheshan mountain and Guishan mountain in Wuchang District, is the first both highway and railway bridge built on the Yangtze River after the founding of New China.
The Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge
The Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, designed by Li Wenji and Mao Yisheng, is one of the construction projects supported by the former Soviet Union in China. The bridge was built in September 1955 and opened to traffic in October 1957. The bridge is about 1700 meters in length. The upper layer is a highway bridge and the lower layer is a double-track railway bridge. There are eight piers in the whole bridge. The span between the two piers is about 130 meters. The long-span piers are favorable for the passage of large cargo ships.