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Bridge Party Celebration | Alex in the City

By ZHANG, GAOWEIALEX REPORTERFYXUANQI YUANICHONGQING|Jan 29,2022

Chongqing- In Episode 4 of “Alex in the City,” “Bridge Party Celebration,” I share my experience visiting a new bridge opening in a rural area of Chongqing. The Chinese culture has no shortage of luck and good fortune symbols, so it’s no wonder people would attend a public invitation to walk on a new bridge before its opens to vehicles.

Chongqing’s new bridge across the Yangtze River has joined the bridge capital’s landmark. On January 24th, the Baijusi Yangtze River Bridge was officially opened to traffic. Linking two city districts, with a total length of 3.7 kilometers, or 1384 meters, and a span of 660 meters, making it the world’s largest span dual-layer steel truss cable-stayed bridge, it is a significant project crossing the river. The bridge’s upper deck is 38 meters wide, an 8-lane urban expressway, and the lower deck is 19.2 meters wide, which will hold the track for Chongqing’s Rail Transit Line 18.

By the end of 2018, Chongqing had over 14,000 bridges both completed and under construction. Over 2,000 urban bridges and 38 urban cross-river extra-large bridges are among them. What will 2022 bring to China? Will walking the bridge bring me a good fortune? Let’s find out.

Editor’s Note

My name is Alex, and I have recently moved to Chongqing, China. I was born in Canada, a vast country with a population similar to the megacity of Chongqing, and I have always been interested in China. Some people might think that a vlogger is just a person talking about themselves, and maybe that’s how it was many years ago, but some vloggers create educational content, and others talk about their political views or experiences. I try to inspire and motivate people to change their perceptions about China. 

I will not only show you China, but I will show you my accomplishments and my struggles. Join me as we explore China together. 

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