Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Bridges - Ken Tai Bridge, Japan



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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3 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That is a remarkable bridge. It reminds me of skipping stones.

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Absolutely stunning bridge. Love it.

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

I love the first picture with the moddy weather, creates quite an atmosphere.