Suspension Bridges in Lanzhou
In the past, bridging the treacherous Yellow River was no easy task.
Therefore, the construction of suspension bridges with lower costs and technological difficulties was a historical choice for Lanzhou.
Now, let's take a look at some suspension bridges in Lanzhou.
Chaijiatai Yellow River Suspension Bridge was completed in 1977 and served as the only passage for Chaijiatai villagers to cross the Yellow River at that time.
In 2008, after reinforcement and load capacity improvement, the bridge became accessible for motor vehicles and bicycles, effectively meeting the daily needs of residents.
Qingbaishi Yellow River Suspension Bridge is situated in Yangjiawan Village, Donggang Town.
It is a cable-stayed bridge with a length of 294.5 meters.
Bapanxia Yellow River Highway Suspension Bridge is located downstream of the Bapanxia Reservoir in Xigu District, connecting the north and south with county and township roads，specifically designed for the Bapanxia hydroelectric power station.
Sangyuanzi Pedestrian Suspension Bridge was completed in 1980 and was specifically built for the production, transportation, and communication needs of township enterprises.
However, due to aging and lack of maintenance, it was abandoned in 2018.
Anping Yellow River Suspension Bridge, named for safety and peace, has a length of 136 meters and serves as a vital connection between Xiping Village,Yuzhong County on both sides of the Yellow River.
After decades of efforts and development, Lanzhou has built more than 40 bridges over the Yellow River.
These suspension bridges also support the transportation and development of both urban and rural areas in Lanzhou.
兰州日报社全媒体记者 赵雨欣 何佳琪 汪霺