Chengyang Bridge

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Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge
程陽風雨橋
Dong-minority-bridge-1.jpg
Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge in 2003
Locale Sanjiang County, Liuzhou, Guangxi,  People's Republic of China
Design Covered bridge
Total length 64.4 m (211 ft)
Height 10 m (33 ft)
Number of spans 3
Construction end 1912
Opened 1912

Chengyang Bridge (traditional Chinese: 程陽橋, simplified Chinese: 程阳桥, pinyin: Chéng Yáng Qiáo) or Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge (traditional Chinese: 程陽風雨橋, simplified Chinese: 程阳风雨桥, pinyin: Chéng Yáng Fēng Yǔ Qiáo, "Feng Yu" means wind and rain), is a bridge in Sanjiang County (三江县),[1] Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region(in the far north of Guangxi), People's Republic of China. The bridge is in a Dong minority region.[2]

Chengyang is a special covered bridge or lángqiáo (廊桥), and one of several Fengyu Bridges in the local Dong Minority Region).[3] It was completed in 1912.[4] It has many other names including Yongji Bridge (traditional Chinese: 永濟橋, simplified Chinese: 永济桥, pinyin: Yǒng Jì Qiáo) and Panlong Bridge (traditional Chinese: 盤龍橋, simplified Chinese: 盘龙桥, pinyin: Pán Lóng Qiáo).[2]

Introduction[edit]

The bridge is a combination of bridge, corridor, veranda and Chinese pavilion. It has two platforms (one at each end of the bridge), 3 piers, 3 spans, 5 pavilions, 19 verandas, and three floors.[1] The piers are made of stone, the upper structures are mainly wooden, and the roof is covered with tiles. The bridge has wooden handrails on both sides.[2]

The bridge has a total length of 64.4 metres (211 ft), and its corridor has a width of 3.4 metres (11 ft). The net height above the river is about 10 metres (33 ft).[2][5]

The bridge is located in Chengyang, and serves as the link between two populous villages. As a result, there is substantial daily traffic on the bridge.

Guo Moruo, a famous Chinese author, loved the bridge at first sight and wrote a poem for it.[2][5]

“程陽橋”, written by Guo Moruo 
west of the bridge 
 
 
 
 
 
 
south of the bridge 
 
 
 

In popular culture[edit]

The bridge is a destinctive landmark in World of Tanks map Pearl River.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "程阳桥 (Chengyang Bridge)" (in Chinese). 途牛旅游网 (Tuniu.com). 2006-04-23. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "程阳风雨桥 (Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge)" (in Chinese). Baidu.com Chinese Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ "风雨桥 (Wind-Rain Bridge)" (in Chinese). Baidu.com Chinese Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ "People celebrate 100th anniversary of bridge completion in SW China". Global Times. 2012-12-02. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "广西三江程阳风雨桥(图文) (Guangxi Sanjiang Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge (article and photos))" (in Chinese). 中国网 (China.com.cn). 2002-05-21. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 

Coordinates: 25°54′02″N 109°38′16″E / 25.90056°N 109.63778°E / 25.90056; 109.63778