Chengyang Bridge

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Chengyang Yongji Bridge
程陽永濟橋
Dong-minority-bridge-1.jpg
Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge in 2003
Coordinates 25°54′02″N 109°38′16″E / 25.9006°N 109.6378°E / 25.9006; 109.6378Coordinates: 25°54′02″N 109°38′16″E / 25.9006°N 109.6378°E / 25.9006; 109.6378
Locale Sanjiang County, Guangxi, China
Characteristics
Design Covered bridge
Total length 64.4 m (211 ft)
Height 10 m (33 ft)
No. of spans 3
History
Construction end 1912
Opened 1912

The Yongji Bridge of Chengyang (simplified Chinese: 程阳永济桥; traditional Chinese: 程陽永濟橋; pinyin: Chéngyáng Yǒngjì Qiáo), also called the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge (simplified Chinese: 程阳风雨桥; traditional Chinese: 程陽風雨橋; pinyin: Chéngyáng Fēngyǔ Qiáo), is a bridge in Sanjiang County,[1] of Guangxi, China.

Chengyang Bridge is a special covered bridge or lángqiáo, and one of several Fengyu bridges in the local Dong Minority region. It was completed in 1912.[2] It is also called the Panlong Bridge (simplified Chinese: 盘龙桥; traditional Chinese: 盤龍橋; pinyin: Pánlóng Qiáo).

Properties[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.

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).[3]

The bridge is located in Chengyang, and serves as the link between two populous villages.

Guo Moruo, a famous Chinese author, loved the bridge at first sight and wrote a poem for it.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "程阳桥 (Chengyang Bridge)" (in Chinese). Tuniu. 2006-04-23. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ "People celebrate 100th anniversary of bridge completion in SW China". Global Times. 2012-12-02. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "广西三江程阳风雨桥 (Guangxi Sanjiang Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge)" (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