Bukhangang Railroad Bridge
At different points in time, both claimed the name “Yangsu Railroad Bridge.”
Let’s browse their histories.
The first Yangsu Railroad Bridge lived for only eleven years, however.
North and South Korea tussled for control over the bridge during the Korean War. But the war’s ping-ponging front lines collapsed the bridge twice.
- South Korea demolished Yangsu Railroad Bridge in 1950 to slow the North Korean Army’s rapid advance.
- After it was rebuilt, fighting again leveled the bridge in 1952.
New Yangsu Railway Bridge
The third Yangsu Railway Bridge survived longer than its predecessors. However, in 2008, rail engineers modernized the Gyeongui-Jungang Line by electrifying the trains. The old Yangsu Railway Bridge’s overhead trusses couldn’t accommodate the electric wires and gates.