In June of 2003 Sue's son Paul was stationed in Japan. One of the places we saw when we went to visit was this wonderful bridge. Kin-tai Bridge is a historical wooden arch bridge, in the city of Iwakuni.
The bridge was built in 1673, spanning the beautiful Nishiki River in a series of five wooden arches. The bridge is located on the foot of Mt. Yokoyama, at the top of which lies Iwakuni Castle.
Its maintenance consists of being rebuilt periodically: every 20 years for 3 spans in the middle, every 40 years for 2 spans connecting to the riverside.
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