Shanghai’s Lupu Bridge, the world’s first steel arch bridge and the second longest arch bridge after the Chaotianmen Bridge in Chongqing, extends 5.4 miles (8.7 kilometers) across the Huangpu River. Built in 2000, the bridge caught the attention of the engineering world with its use of cable-stayed, arch and suspension bridge technology.
While the bridge is primarily used for transportation -- six lanes of traffic move across it and large ships can pass beneath unobstructed -- it has also become a major tourist attraction in Shanghai. After climbing some 300 steps to the top, you’ll arrive at a viewing platform 328 feet (100 meters) above the river. The experience, known as the Shanghai Climb, offers some of the best views of the city, including the old grounds of the 2010 World Expo. You can reach the entrance to Shanghai Climb on Luban Road on the Puxi side of the bridge.