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Zhongshan Iron Bridge

Built at the beginning of the 20th century in 1907, Zhongshan is the first bridge built which completely goes over the Yellow River. It was constructed under the supervision of a German businessman in collaboration with the government of the Qing Dynasty. Construction of the iron bridge was completed two years later in 1909.
The bridge was named Zhongshan after Dr. Sun Yat-sen, who had a big effect on the country during the later Qing Dynasty in the beginning of the 20th century. Zhongshan bridge extends 234 meters, with six pillars and five steel arches throughout.
It is possible, for visitors who are interested in traveling under the bridge in the Yellow River, to do so by raft. Located under Zhongshan bridge and by the shore of the river, sheepskin rafts are available to ride. The rafts are also close to the chairlift, which ascends to the North Pagoda Hill.
Written on a turtle statue by the bridge is the inscription “the first bridge over the Yellow River”.

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