Recently, however, public service and commercial advertisements have appeared on the bridge, arousing debate in Wuhan on whether advertising on the bridge is proper. Until recently, the bridge was the only one of 20 to cross the Yangtze not to be plastered with ads.
Those in favor of ads on the bridge say the bridge administration authorities can raise money to maintain the bridge. Opponents argue that ads destroy the artistic image of the bridge and with it the symbol of Wuhan.
Copyright December 1998, Crain Communications Inc.