The Ili River Bridge was built in 1975 over the, Ili River 5 kilometers to the south of Yining City. A double arch bridge of armored concrete structure, the bridge is 300.8 meters in length and 8.5 meters in width. There are nine bridge openings and the span of each opening is 30 meters. Viewed from a distance, the openings looks like nine huge bows supporting the straightforward bridge across the natural moat. "The Ili River is an inland river with the biggest flux in Xinjiang. With a total length of about 1500 kilometers, the river is a conflux of three tributaries and flows to Kazakhstan, and in floods into Balkhash Lake at last. The abundant water conservancy and fishery resources of the Ili River bring infinite vital force and ever-lasting hopes.