Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Kintai Bridge....

A larger city view seen form the top of the castle and a better view of the Kintai Bridge.
I like this b/w version. The original colored one was quite colored flat.
Some info about the bridge, it was first constructed in 1673 by Hiroyoshi Kikkawa. The bridge stood until September 14, 1950 when it was destroyed by the typhoon “Kijiya”. The bridge began being rebuilt only a week later and was completed in 1953. It was a recreation of the original and was built using traditional techniques. Since the first reconstruction, the Kintai Bridge has undergone some renovation. The latest renovation was completed in 2004. Its five arches are a symbol of western Honshū.

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