My 5: Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai.

My 5: Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai.

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1. March 2019. Located at the confluence of Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River, Shanghai’s Waibaidu Bridge looks like a modest little structure at first glance. But what it may lack in length and height, it certainly makes up for with huge historical and cultural significance. You can find it at the northern end of The Bund, Shanghai’s grand street of colonial era buildings. The very cool, misshapen brownstone building tucked away behind it is Broadway Mansions, a five-star, nineteen-floor art deco hotel.

Waibaidu Bridge Shanghai.

2. March 2019. Waibaidu Bridge was built in 1906 from a design by a British company in Singapore. It replaced the wooden Wills’ Bridge, which had dated back to 1865. The bridge you see today was completely restored in 2008 having been dismantled and removed to a…

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