Zhongshan Yellow River Iron Bridge

Zhongshan Yellow River Iron BridgeZhongshan Yellow River Iron Bridge

Zhongshan Bridge is popularly known as “Iron Bridge” due to the making of the bridge. It is located in the middle of Binghe Road near White Pagoda Hill. It is the first bridge over the Yellow River of all the 10 bridges now spanning the Yellow River in Lanzhou. It was originally named Yellow River Bridge. To commemorate the great Chinese democratic revolutionist Sun Zhongshan (also named Sun Yat-sen), the bridge was renamed Zhongshan Bridge by Sun's given name in 1942.

The construction of the iron bridge was finished in 1907 during Qing Dynasty. In 1907, at the suggestion of the local officials, with the support and help of the German businessman, Qing Government started to build the first bridge over the Yellow River. The bridge was 234 meters long and 7.5 meters wide with 6 pillars and 5 steel arches. The five steel archways was added in 1942 in order to reinforce the Bridge. It is one of land marks in Lanzhou.You should not miss the Bridge if you come to Lanzhou.

Today, people come here more than just to see the iron bridge. By and below the iron bridge there are some leisure activities such as Sheepskin Rafts on the Yellow River.

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