Old Chinese Bridge

This post is a follow-up to a post from two years ago titled Old Chinese Bridge at Night. I have finally been able to take some pictures of the bridge in the daytime. To see the night pictures click on the link.

Old Chinese Bridge, Shanghai, River, Canal

The bridge is in a neighborhood of Shanghai that was once the old Song Dynasty town of Gaoqiao. This is in the area of Shanghai known as the Pudong and across the river from the old city of Shanghai.

Gaoqiao, Song Dynasty, China, Old Bridge

Here is a closer look at the bridge. I really like the architecture of the bridge with the large center opening for larger watercraft and the two smaller openings on the side for smaller craft. It reminds me of Roman architecture for gates.

Gaoqiao, Song Dynasty, China, Old Bridge

Here you can see the steps leading up to the top of the bridge. You would really get your exercise if you had to cross back and forth over the river multiple times in a day. It is nice that the stairs are not too steep.

Gaoqiao, Song Dynasty, China, Old Bridge

In the background of this picture you can see Holland Town which is an area that is built to resemble Holland. There are several towns built around Shanghai with architecture from other countries. You can see some pictures from there in my post Holland Town in the Afternoon.

I really like the reflections of the bridge in the water. You can also see a more modern bridge in the background. The bridges are not as high as there is no need for a boat with a mast to pass through today.

Gaoqiao, Song Dynasty, China, Old Bridge

I will close with one of my favorite pictures. There is something about umbrellas and bridges that I like. Perhaps I need to bring some of them together in a post someday.

Now off to class. I hope all my friends back home enjoy their three day weekend 🙂

Steven

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