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The Jiefang Bridge(also called Liberation Bridge) in Tianjin has resumed its drawbridge function after 25 years of disuse, following recent repairs.It is a great contributor to the improvement of Tianjin.The 96.7-meter double-leaf bascule bridge can now be drawn apart in the middle in three minutes to accommodate traffic on the Haihe River.The bridge, which was built in 1927, hasn't opened since 1973 due to rusty girders and an outdated transmission system.A stroll along the Hai River,which is regarded as the 'mother river' of Tianjin,enter at the Liberation Bridge,you will appreciate its scenic beauty as well as its historical and cultural atmosphere.

The Liberation Bridge is home to the Century Bell, which was constructed in order to ring in the new millennium. The bell has three parts: the body, pendulum and base. The bell is 40 meters in height and weighs more than 150 tons, making it the largest and heaviest bell so far recorded throughout China. There will be 24 bridges connecting Tianjin's six districts on both sides of the Haihe River till the end of 2007, according to a construction planning, with the average distance between two bridges shortened to less than 800 meters from 1,600 meters.

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Is tourist allowed to walk on the Liberation Bridge?

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Liberation Bridge is open public, you can walk on it to visit.