573 years old Bali Bridge to ‘retire’

2019-03-14 15:45 千龙网

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An old man looks at the ancient stone tablet near the old Bali Bridge on March 13, 2019. The new Bali Bridge, 81 meters long and 26.6 meters wide, will take the place of the old Bali Bridge at the age of 573 to bear the traffic function. The old Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles and be renovated and conserved soon. [Photo by Lu Jinfu/tuku.qianlong.com]

The old Bali Bridge on the Tonghui River is seen on March 13, 2019. The new Bali Bridge, 81 meters long and 26.6 meters wide, will take the place of the old Bali Bridge at the age of 573 to bear the traffic function. The old Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles and be renovated and conserved soon. [Photo by Lu Jinfu/tuku.qianlong.com]

The new Bali Bridge on the Tonghui River is seen and its main structure is completed on March 13, 2019. The new Bali Bridge, 81 meters long and 26.6 meters wide, will take the place of the old Bali Bridge at the age of 573 to bear the traffic function. The old Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles and be renovated and conserved soon. [Photo by Lu Jinfu/tuku.qianlong.com]

The old Bali Bridge on the Tonghui River is seen on March 13, 2019. The new Bali Bridge, 81 meters long and 26.6 meters wide, will take the place of the old Bali Bridge at the age of 573 to bear the traffic function. The old Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles and be renovated and conserved soon. [Photo by Lu Jinfu/tuku.qianlong.com]

The old Bali Bridge was built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was named as “Yongtong Bridge” at first, but it is often called Bali Bridge as it is eight li(about 0.5 km) from Tongzhou.

The Bali Bridge is one of Beijing’s three ancient bridges with the other two, Lugou Bridge and Chaozong Bridge.

The Bali Bridge is not only a national key cultural relic protection unit but also was added to UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritage as the starting point of the Grand Canal in 2014.

责任编辑:元小娜(QN0049)

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