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Fangsheng Bridge ,Zhujiajiao Water Town,Shannghai 9/2013

Fangsheng Bridge literally means set free bridge, is the famous ancient stone bridge in Zhujiajiao.Fangsheng Bridge was built in mid Qing dynasty and regarded as the landmark of Zhujiajiao.It is the 70-meter long . Resting on 5 symmetric arches, the height of the bridge peaks at 5.8 meters. It was originally built by the monk Xingchao of Cimen Temple in 1571, and then rebuilt in 1812. The central arch is decorated with a stone relief of eight dragons surrounding a pearl, and the pillars at the ends are sculpted into lions. It's the largest stone arch bridge in Zhujiajiao. Located 47 kilometers away from Shanghai, Zhujiajiao is a typical ancient water town in Qingpu, south of the Yangtze River, with over 1,000 years history. Zhujiajiao, known as “The Venice of Shanghai”, features waterways, arched stone bridges, ancient streets paved with stone, and more than 10,000 houses dating back to Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

There are altogether 36 bridges in the town in different shapes and styles, from wooden to stone to marble and each has a name and possibly a story.

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  • Uploaded on October 2, 2013
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2013/09/02 02:28:17
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash