Anping Bridge

Anping Bridge, located in the west of Anhai Town, Jinjiang County, in Fuzhou City of Fujian Province. First built in the eighth year of the Shaoxing reign in Southern Song Dynasty (1138), Anping Bridge is the largest ancient stone beam bridge in China which spans the bay between Jinjiang County and Nan'an County. It is also known as Five Li Bridge, because its length is 2,255 meters, about 5 li, where a li is about 500 meters or 0.3 miles. Anping Bridge consists of 361 spans of granite beams resting on top of stone piers and the largest beam weighing 25 tons and the width of the bridge varies from 3 to 3.8 meters.