Drive on Nanpu Bridge for 3000 Times

This is a normal Friday in Shanghai. It is also around 498 days before the Shanghai Expo in 2010.

In the morning, Wendy and I drove along the Nanpu Bridge – how many times have we driven along this bridge? My rough guess is 2800 times. This is based on the following facts:

  • We have moved to Pudong in April, 2004
  • It has been 1700 days since we moved here.
  • Let me assume that I am visiting Puxi 5.5 days a week (some weekends, we still come to Pudong, but at as frequent as once every weekend)
  • That is around 1400 visits to Puxi from my home in Pudong
  • Since I am using Nanpu Bridge to get to Puxi 99% of the time, I am assume that I have run on this bridge for about 2800 times, which is likely to be 3000.

Is it a fair calculation?

The good thing is, recently, the scene on the west side of the Nanpu bridge is getting better and better. High-raising towers are countless (if you still think high-raising buildings are good things), and the Shanghai Expo site spreads behind it.

The China Pavilion has been structrually completed – it is a huge architect, with a big head and four big pole supporting it. I can see it everyday. However, it is not as beautiful was the picture shows yet – still about 1 year to complete.

For the Shanghai Expo, I am not as expected as to the Beijing Olympics. Actually, the Beijing Olympic turned out to be a short memory, and didn’t change China too much. Maybe we just need more time to understand the change.

Beautiful Xujiahui under blue sky in Shanghai.

9 Comments

  1. I’m looking forward for the expo.

    JS, can you post more about the expo?

  2. Yes. I think I will post more information about the Expo when it is getting closer and spend some time in the expo site. I will report from there.

  3. hello jianshuo,i think my situation is just like you,every monday to friday,i go to work from pudong to puxi by crossing the nanpu bridge!but i think there is one different between us,that is you drive your own car ,but i sit the working bus,hehe.

  4. Hi Wang, are you working in the Haoran building at STJU Xuhui campus? I do. Why not have a tea or coffee one of these days?

  5. Hi Carsten, I do work in Haoran Building at SJTU. Where are you? Let’s gather to have a cup of coffee.. That is nice.

  6. Hi, Carsten again. I saw your reply only now. I’m working at the 6th floor, the e-learning lab. You got my email from this form? Then send me an email, and we’ll meet. Cool, looking forward to it!

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