These photos were taken between Chongqing and Fengdu, well upstream from the Three Gorges.
A large tug pushing a group of barges.
Same, zoomed in for closer view.
Not many boats travel the river at night. One reason is rocks like these.
A fair sized boat loaded with what is probably coal. I think the building on
the hillside is a watch post of the agency that monitors river traffic.
It could just have been major renovations to existing boats, but I am pretty
sure cargo boats were actually being built on the riverbank. Note the satellite dishes
on the roof of the building above them. The blue-and-white vessel in the foreground
is designed primarily for carrying passengers.
Same, zoomed in for more detail.
Another boat apparently under construction, a considerable distance downstream
from the last.
A suspension bridge across the Yangzi.
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