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The DongAn ancient bridge over Cowshed River (牛欄河上的東安古橋)

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MF(Meditation Falcon… on February 29, 2012

DongAn ancient bridge is the most beautiful elegant grandeur of the ancient bridges across Cowshed River in Kansai region. Built in the Japanese colonial era (1927), this five arch bridge was specially drawn from the local famous calcite in its construction. Every piece of bridge stone has a different color, texture, plus the aged factor, the old bridge becomes one of the Kansai's famous attractions.

Under the bridge is the Cowshed River which is the crucial source to nurture Kansai's agricultural. As a tributary of the Fengshan River, Cowshed River is just 5.2Km in length and was named to commemorate when residents set up fenced grazing cattle there in the Ching dynasty.

Here is now designated a "Cowshed River water park" shore with an entire column of weeping willows, limpid stream, and fish ladders along the river. Many people visit here to swimming, fishing, or taking a walk from time to time.

In Year 2000, this Taiwan rare five-arch-glutinous-rice bridge ever faced demolition fate for the fail to meet the growing traffic volume needs. Fortunately by the wisdom and efforts of academics and cultural workers, a plan to build up another similar style new bridge to share the loading and let two bridges coexist was proposed which save this ancient bridge from ruining. All these two bridges display in my photos, can you tell which one is the ancient bridge?

Georgi Todorov on February 29, 2012

Nice point of view!LIKE

乾龍 on March 1, 2012

美麗的地方和照片 喜歡 乾龍 最良好的祝愿

Armando Buira on March 1, 2012

Beautiful picture, very nice ancient bridge!!! LIKE 4.

My best regards, Armando

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Photo taken in 306, Taiwan, 新竹縣關西鎮東光里

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 29, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by MF(Meditation Falcon…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2012/02/27 15:13:18
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 75.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash