Waibaidu Bridge  

Last updated: Nov 21, 2011  Posted: Nov 17, 2011
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The Waibaidu Bridge, known as "outer free crossing bridge" among locals, while officially called The Garden Bridge in English, is Shanghai’s landmark bridge. It is situated in the Suzhou Creek, near its confluence with the Huangpu River, connecting the famous Broadway Mansion and Astor House Hotel in the north bank of the creek and the Bund origin in the south.

The Waibaidu Bridge was built in the beginning of 1908 as a defiant to the Wills’ Bridge built earlier that collected toll for Chinese only while free-open to foreigners.

In March 2008, The old Waibaidu bridge was temporarily removed during major renovation work of Shanghai's Bund area prior to the World Expo Shanghai 2010, and was restored to the original site after its renovation in March 2009.

Oftentimes brides and grooms are found take their wedding photos in the bridge. It also appears in many movie scenes in relation to Shanghai.



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