Suzhou Creek & Garden Bridge , Oriental TV Tower at night,Shanghai 9/2013

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Ref:Wikipedia
Suzhou Creek, also called Wusong River, is a river that passes through the Shanghai city centre.It is named after the neighbouring city of Suzhou, Jiangsu, the predominant settlement in this area prior to the rise of Shanghai as a metropolis.One of the principal outlets of Lake Tai in Wujiang District of Suzhou, Suzhou Creek is 125 km (78 mi) long, of which 54 km are within the administrative region of Shanghai and 24 km within the city's highly urbanized parts. It flows into the Huangpu River at the northern end of the Bund in Huangpu District. The Waibaidu Bridge ( pinyin: Wàibáidù Qiáo), called the Garden Bridge in English, is the first all-steel bridge, and the only surviving example of a camelback truss bridge, in China. The fourth foreign bridge built at its location since 1856, in the downstream of the estuary of the Suzhou Creek, near its confluence with the Huangpu River, adjacent to the Bund in central Shanghai, connecting the Huangpu and Hongkou districts, the present bridge was opened on 20 January 1908. With its rich history and unique design the Waibaidu Bridge is one of the symbols of Shanghai. Its modern and industrial image may be regarded as the city's landmark bridge. On 15 February 1994 the Shanghai Municipal Government declared the bridge an example of Heritage Architecture, and one of the outstanding structures in Shanghai. In an ever-changing metropolis, the Waibaidu Bridge still remains a popular attraction, and one of the few constants in the city skyline.

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Comments (2)

stevemark on November 8, 2013

Wonderful night time shot nice cityscape like and fav regards Steve

F. Zaman on November 8, 2013

Steve,thank you

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  • Uploaded on November 4, 2013
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ7
    • Taken on 2013/08/30 20:35:49
    • Exposure: 0.125s (1/8)
    • Focal Length: 6.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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