Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Liuzhou Bridges 8 – Hedong Bridge

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North of the Hudong Bridge (downstream) is the similarly  (to non-Chinese ears)  named  Hedong Bridge (河东大桥), or in the slightly more prosaic English, “River East Bridge”. This was the second road bridge to be built so, is referred to by the locals and the bus company as No.2 bridge.

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The 776.6 metre bridge opened in the Orwellian year of 1984 and links the mainly residential area of the northern part of east Liuzhou with the centre and roads to the north of the prefecture, including the ethnic minority areas of 融水 (Miao minority) , 融安 (mostly Miao)  and 三江 (Dong minority), then on to Hunan or Guizhou provinces.

It also handy for foreign teachers in Liuzhou High School which lies on the eastern bank of the river. It links (eventually)  to Shengli Road (胜利路) home to 雀山公园 my favourite Liuzhou park, and to the northern branch of 大润发 or RT Mart, Liuzhou’s best supermarket by a mile.

This is the most northern bridge in the peninsular area of Liuzhou. Unlike the other east-west bridges it does not have a partner on the other side.

Road sign

Road sign

Hedong Bridge

Hedong Bridge

I’ve read that this is the longest (or the heaviest, depending on which version you read) bridge of this type in Mainland China. Don’t ask me what kind of bridge it is. What do you think I am? A bridge engineer? I’m just a Liuzhou bridge blogger.)

Hedong Bridge looking east

Hedong Bridge looking east

Looking west

Looking west

Like most bridges in Liuzhou this one carries water level meters.

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I may be over-imaginative, but this shot reminds me of a troop of elephants.

Another sign

Another sign

As far as I am aware, no one has died on this bridge. It is the Hu bridges which are cursed.

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