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Jiangyin Greenway bridge

Before COVID-19 had the unexpected consequence of improving global air quality by reducing car, plane and other traffic worldwide, many of China’s urban centres struggled with serious air pollution, a scourge that civic authorities there have tried to counter by investing in health-enhancing infrastructure.

One such project — the Jiangyin Greenway in the Yangtze River port city of the same name — is intended to knit together a quartet of existing green zones via a walkable raised loop comprised of four “clearly identifiable segments.” The northern segment, which was realized first, passes through Jiangyin’s docklands parks.

The segment shown here — the eastern part of the loop — meanders to the river and was finished late last...

A Sinuous Elevated Path Animates a Chinese Port City

In the Yangtze River city of Jiangyin, this snaking raised “greenway” by BAU connects disparate parks across the city.

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