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Liuzhou Bridges 7 – Huxi Bridge

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Directly across the peninsula from Hudong Bridge is its sister bridge, Huxi Bridge (壶西大桥) or “west of the pot bridge”, pot being the city centre peninsular area. Built in 1994, this 700 metre long bridge is somewhat utilitarian in design. It is often referred to as No 4 bridge by locals.

The bridge again links the residential areas on either side of the peninsula. Huxi bridge is the furthest north on the western side of the peninsula.

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Like its sister bridge, it too has seen its share of tragedy.  On the morning of January 24, 1998 part of the sidewalk and the guardrail collapsed into the river. Four people were killed and three injured. Two passing boats were also sunk.

A few weeks ago (August 29th) a man climbed to the top of the bridges central part and threatened to jump. After seven hours, in which the entire city’s traffic was gridlocked due to the bridge’s closure, he was arrested. More here.

Huxi Bridge looking east

Huxi Bridge looking east

Huxi Bridge

Huxi Bridge

Huxi Bridge from underneath

Huxi Bridge from underneath

Huxi Bridge

Huxi Bridge

The western bank of the bridge is a good place to see the city’s flood defence wall and floodgates up close.

Flood gate in the flood prevention wall next to Huxi Bridge

Flood gate in the flood prevention wall next to Huxi Bridge

. This entry was posted on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:58 pm and is filed under Liuzhou Bridges, Traffic Traumas. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Liuzhou Bridges 7 – Huxi Bridge”

  1. Bridge Jumper Busted | Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    […] 30 year old man threatened on Friday to jump off Huxi Bridge in the west of the city, causing the bridge to be closed, which brought massive traffic disruption […]

  2. Liuzhou Bridges 6 – Hudong Bridge | Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    […] East Road (潭中东路) into the “pot” on Tanzhong Road, (潭中路) which leads to Huxi (west of the pot) Bridge (壶西大桥) which takes traffic into the west of the […]



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