Huiyuan Bridge has stood more than 400 handred years


Huiyuan Bridge has stood more than 400 handred years (Source: ChinaNews via WenxueCity)

An ancient bridge, Huiyuan (会源桥) was recently discovered in Dexing city, Jiangxi province. It was built in Wanli 23 year, Ming Dynasty (Year 1595). Its height is 15 meters; its span is 11 meters; and its width is 14 meters. It is built with granite. It is said that such a tall arch bridge is seldenly seen in China.

In ancient China, arch bridge was very popular. The most famous arch bridge in China is Zhaozhou Bridge (赵州桥 or 安济桥) which is the world’s oldest open-spandrel stone segmental arch bridge. It is also more than 400 years old already.

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