Qiantang River Bridge in Hangzhou

Qiantang River Bridge

The Qiantang River Bridge is a road and railway bridge across the Qiantang River at Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, China. It is China’s first self-designed and self-built bridge, which had been being built from April 1934 to September 1937. The bridge was blown up merely three months after it opened to traffic in order to block the invading Japanese troops. It was rebuilt in 1946. The bridge is comprised of its main body and the bridge approach, stretching a distance of 1,453 meters.

Why is Qiantang River Bridge so Special?

Qiantang River Bridge is China’s first modern iron bridge. The upper layer of the bridge is a highway and the layer below is a railway. Qiantang River Bridge is designed by the famous Chinese bridge engineer, Mao Yisheng, who made a great contribution to the Chinese bridge building industry. Looking out from the Six Harmonies Pagoda, one can get a panoramic view of the mighty Qiantang River, the majestic Qiantang River Bridge, and the surrounding landscape.

How to get to Qiantang River Bridge

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Independent Traveler

  • By Bus: Take 514, 504, 522, 308, 538, 324, 510, K4, k599, 2 and Y5

Useful Travel Tips

  1. Best Time to Visit
    Visitors should go to watch the tidal wave on the eighteenth day of the eighth month on Chinese lunar calendar. If they can’t make it, they also can go on the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth day of every lunar month.
  2. Best Locations to Enjoy Qiantang River
    There are three best locations to enjoy Qiantang River: Daquekou, Tidal Wave Watching Park of Yanguan Town and Laoyancang.
  3. Accommodation
    In Qiantang River Bridge, near Hangzhou, there are many restaurants with special seafood, snacks and farm dishes. There is a Qianjiang restaurant under the third bridge.

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Edited by Winnie/张赢