China-North Korea: the two bridges of Dandong

China-North Korea: the two bridges of Dandong

Dandong, plus grande ville frontalière de Chine, constitue le principal point de passage terrestre pour entrer en Corée du Nord. Il existe deux ponts sur le fleuve Yalu qui sépare les deux Etats. Celui qui est opérationnel possède deux étages (à gauche sur la photo), l’un pour le trafic ferroviaire, l’autre pour le trafic routier, principalement des camions. Celui qui s’arrête au milieu du fleuve (à droite de la photo) est un musée en plein air sur la guerre de Corée (1950-1953). Le pont, détruit par les Américains pendant le conflit, s’arrête là où passe la frontière car la Corée du Nord refuse de reconstruire sa partie.

Dandong, the largest border city in China, is the main point of land crossing to enter North Korea. There are two bridges over the Yalu River, which separates the two states. The bridge which is operating has two floors (on the left), one for rail traffic, the other for traffic, mostly trucks. The other one which stops in the middle of the river (on the right) is an open-air museum on the Korean War (1950-1953). The bridge was destroyed by the Americans during the conflict, and the border runs in the middle of the river. North Korea refuses to rebuild its part.

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