Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai
Waibaidu Bridge is always my favorite landmark of the North Bund Shanghai. This bridge was first built in 1855 spanning over Suzhou Creek. Due to heavy traffic crossing the bridge, the city of Shanghai had upgraded the bridge from wood to iron and steel in 1907. This bridge can load up to 20 tons, with 106.7 meter long. It has the traffic lane of 11.2 meters wide, and sidewalk lane of 3.6 meter wide.
My first visit to Shanghai 2003, I was stayingin The Astro House. I walked pass the bridge everyday, and always impressed with the views surrounding it.
In Chinese: 外白渡桥， wai bai du qiao
Waibaidu Bridge or Garden Bridge is the first steel bridge in China which opened in 1908, survived the battle of Shanghai and is one of the their most famous landmarks along with architectural heritage.
At the northern end of the Bund is the Waibaidu Bridge, previously called Garden Bridge, which spans Suzhou Creek. The current bridge was built in 1907 by the English, the first steel bridge in China and replacing a previous wooden bridge of the same name. When the Japanese invaded Shanghai in the late 1930s, Waibaidu Bridge was the border between Japanese occupied territory and the International Settlement, and Chinese citizens crossing the bridge were often subject to interrogation and harrassment. There is no sign of this colourful history today at the bridge, just panoramic views of Pudong and the Huangpu River.
WAIBAIDU BRIDEGE Shanghai the Suzhou Greek on Zhongshan Road, East 1, built in 1907, it is iron bridge, enjoying a fame of the most magnificent and best-quality iron bridge in the history of Shanghai. It is an iron and steel bridge with a steel frame beautifully designed and appealing with charm.