On the way to this trip, we passed the “Yonghe Bridge” in Longquan, Zhejiang.
Yonghe Bridge is located in Anren Town, Longquan City, Zhejiang Province, and lies on the Xixi. It was built in the first year of Ming Chenghua (1465-1487), named Yongning, and was destroyed by fire during the Qing Dynasty. It was rebuilt in the 57th year of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty. It changed its name to Yonghe Bridge and was subsequently repaired.
Yonghe Bridge is a cantilevered bridge with wooden and stone structure. The bridge has five holes and four holes. The total length is about 125 meters and the width is 7 meters. The piers are made of stone. The stone piers are overlaid with wooden layers to form a cantilever structure. The wooden beams and paving slabs are used. The bridge is covered with 44 heavy-duty porch houses with railings on the side of the bridge. It shows the ingenuity of the working people of ancient China and the brilliant achievements of ancient bridge construction.
Yonghe Bridge is one of the ancient covered bridges still in use. It is a combination of bridges and houses. If you want to visit more Chinese bridges, you can go to Taishun/Qingyuan/Jingning County in Zhejiang. These three places are called the hometown of China’s three major bridges.
This trip is written to end here. After that, I will sort out the photos I used to go to Yunnan/Guizhou/Sichuan and write them into a travelogue to share with everyone.
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