An aerial photo taken on October 2 shows the new Guangzhou Bridge and the old one across the Pearl River. [Photo/Xinhua]
The new Guangzhou Bridge was opened to traffic on October 2, and the old one has been closed to receive a 6-month renovation since October 3. The new bridge is 1,000 meters in length and 24 meters in width, with double-way six lanes. Located at the east of Guangzhou downtown, Guangzhou Bridge is across Pearl River and Ersha Island, connecting the north and the south of Guangzhou Avenue. The new bridge project was started two years ago as to ease the increasing traffic pressure.