Employing over 35,000 tonnes of steel as part of an extensive construction plan, the Lupu Bridge is one of the more captivating of arch bridges the world has come to know of. The bridge which connects the Chinese districts Pudong and Luwan rises over the Huangpu River in Shanghai. Stay at a serviced apartment in Shanghai from where you could visit the bridge. Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai with its serviced apartments Shanghai has to offer will prove to be a good bet.
Reaching a total of 3900 metres, Lupu Bridge was thought of as a way of easing the traffic congestion in the southern part of Puxi but is more renowned for being at the centre of the world exposition in Shanghai. Visitors to the area can marvel at the surrounding sites after ascending to an observation deck located at the top of the bridge. Here you can feast your eyes on Shanghai and venue which once hosted Expo 2010. The bridge was also the recipient of the IABSE Outstanding Structure Award 2008 for its impressive design features. Once unveiled it was no other than Yao Ming, the Chinese NBA star who became the first person to successfully cross the bridge in 2003.
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