Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yangtze River

Ni hao!!!! Welcome back to the third important place in Wuhan - Yangtze River ( ChangJiang - Long river) The river is the longest river in Asia and actually yellow in color. It turned yellow because of industrial pollution and various other reasons. But its really very beautiful. The Yangtze river that cuts north and south China and runs across the important cities of Wuhan.  The interesting fact about the name Wuhan is that it was derived from its 3 most important cities. "Wu" from Wuchang and "Han" from Hankou and Hanyang. The river contributes a major part for the industrial income. So many container ships keep passing this river everyday...

The cities are connected with each other by bridges. They are called the 1st, 2nd and 3rd bridge.  This river is very ferocious. The water runs very fast. To get more detailed information, check out this site. 

There is an interesting clip here...

This connects Wuchang and Hankou.  When you notice it carefully, you can actually see all modes of transportation possibilities. There is water, air, rail and road transport that is possible. 

Closer look at the bridge...

Can you see the tracks? So this is one and water transport clearly visible. The first layer of the bridge is the road transport and of course air transport is also evident.  Interesting right??? I have not seen such architecture that combines all modes of transportation. 

These are some interesting points about the river and bridge.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing architecture to accommodate both rail and road transport side by side and that too on a bridge.. awesome!


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