Zhongshan Bridge (中山桥) and Yellow River, Lanzhou (兰州)
© 2012 Mei-Fei Elrick and Tess Johnston
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ro-s116. Typed and handwritten captions on back of photograph, some crossed out, and photographer's stamp. The steel truss Zhongshan Bridge (中山桥) at Lanzhou (兰州) was built by a German company in 1909.
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Bridge across the Yellow river entering Lanchow, Kansu province, 1949 / Photo by Malcom Roshalt / In a letter from a professor at the railway college at Lanchow (10 years ago, I had asked him if this bridge was still standing and used, and he joked that I knew there was a bridge there, which he told me the British had built in 1919. But big new bridge now carried most of traffic and I assume it's also a railroad bridge / Now you can start a new book - the bridges of ?? Photo By Malcolm Rosholt.
Black and white photograph