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The Waibaidu Bridge – A Longstanding Heritage to Old Shanghai

The Famous WaiBaidu Bridge
The Famous WaiBaidu Bridge

When in Shanghai, one must check out the  Waibaidu Bridge ( 外白渡桥) at the foot of the Suzhou Creek. This bridge, also referred to as the Garden Bridge in Shanghai, is not only the first all-steel bridge in China but also the oldest surviving bridge of its kind.

With its location adjacent to the bund, it’s only a short stroll away from the famous Harbour which is surely on every travelers to do list in Shanghai and makes a very convenient starting or culmination point .

Of course like most everything else in Shanghai, this bridge has had a bit of facelift back in 1908 when it was reopened to the public and designed the city’s landmark bridge. However, in the incessantly fast paced changes to Shanghai’s skyline, the Waibaidu Bridge still remains a popular attraction and a true window to it’s past.

Waibaidu Bridge
A very popular place to take pictures
Waibaidu Bridge Sign
Waibaidu Bridge Sign – When it was reopened in 1908

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