|Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge
Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge in 2003
|Locale||Sanjiang County, Liuzhou, Guangxi, People's Republic of China|
|Total length||64.4 m (211 ft)|
|Height||10 m (33 ft)|
|Number of spans||3|
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 Dong Autonomous County, of Guangxi, China.
Chengyang Bridge is a special covered bridge or lángqiáo (廊桥), and one of several Fengyu Bridges in the local Dong Minority Region. It was completed in 1912. It has many other names including Yongji Bridge (traditional Chinese: 永濟橋, simplified Chinese: 永济桥, pinyin: Yǒngjì Qiáo) and Panlong Bridge (traditional Chinese: 盤龍橋, simplified Chinese: 盘龙桥, pinyin: Pánlóng Qiáo).
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. 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.
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).
In popular culture
The bridge is a distinctive landmark in World of Tanks map Pearl River.
- Covered bridge
- Fengyu Bridge, a special type of bridge in Dong Minority Region.
- Xijin Bridge, another large lángqiáo (廊桥) in Zhejiang, China.
- Dong people
- Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County
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- "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.
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