According to the Xinmin Evening Post, on Sunday afternoon the southern half of the historic Waibaidu Bridge will be going to Pudong for repairs, followed by its northern half later this week.
The former Garden Bridge was closed to all traffic on February 29th and workers have been hard at work preparing the bridge for tomorrow’s trip. At approximately 9:30 in the morning when the tide is at its lowest point, a barge will be positioned under the bridge. Four hours later, the boat will have risen enough to lift the bridge off its foundations and shuttle the structure across the Huangpu to Pudong’s Minsheng Dock. Once there, it will undergo 9 months of repairs and maintenance work before being returned to its original position at the mouth of the Suzhou Creek.
For those who are interested but cannot make the trip out on Sunday, the Xinmin Evening Post will be broadcasting the event live on their website.
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