It is known that beam replacement of Hanshui Railway Bridge, the oldest railway bridge in Wuhan was finished on January 13, 2013 after the last steel beam was replaced.
Hanshui Railway Bridge, the oldest railway bridge in Wuhan built by MBEC, was open to traffic in 1954. It is a significant in connecting three cities of Wuhan with Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge. As the important line in Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, it also run through the north and south.
The bridge is still available after build for 58 years. But the replacement is necessary to suit the new standard of high-speed railway with heavier load and replace the aging equipment.
Eight plates of steel beams were replaced this time to extend life circle and ensure railway safety.
Translated and edited by Nessy. Photo is from Wikipedia.