August 1 Bridge (Bayi Daqiao)
On August 1, 1927, under the leadership of CPC, the Nanchang uprising had win the victory against the Kuomintang reactionaries , this proclaimed the Chinese communist party's independent leadership of the armed struggle and the beginning of the building of the people's army . In 1949, according to Mao Zedong's suggestion, the central military commission decided "August 1" as a mark of Chinese people's liberation army. And also, named "August 1" the Army Day of Chinese people's liberation army. In order to commemorate this，the government of Nanchang city changed the famous "Zhongzheng Bridge" as " August 1 Bridge". The new built " August 1 Bridge" was finished on 29, September, 1997, This is the first cable-stayed bridge in Jiangxi province.
The New August 1 Bridge (Bayi Bridge) is not only a magnificent modern traffic facility, but also a great landscape of Nanchang. The majestic exterior of the bridge is in correspondence to the high-rising buildings across the strait. On the head of the bridge are two stone cats in black and white, which has a very profound meaning. Because during the process of developing our economy, our later leader Deng Xiaoping once said: “No matter white cat or black cat, Who can catch a mouse is a good cat”, Which means No matter what way you take, only if you get things done successfully .