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Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge


Arakawa River is large river. It’s 173 km long, river basin is 2,940 square meter. It’s flowing to pacific ocean through Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture.

This is Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge located Adachi-Ku Tokyo, Japan. “Goshikizakura” means “Five colors Sakura”.

Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

This is old postcard c1920s – 1930s. There were five colors Sakura along Arakawa River.

Arakawa Goshikizakura (Five Colors Sakura), Old Postcard, c1920s – 1930s
Arakawa Goshikizakura (Five Colors Sakura), Old Postcard, c1920s – 1930s

These Sakura trees were planted in 1886.
Because various kind of Sakura were planted, here was so colorful.

Famous Sakura trees at Potomac Park, Washington D.C, USA wee sent from here by Yukio Ozaki (Mayor of Tokyo) in 1912.
But in 1947 Goshikizakura were destroyed by air pollution and construction.

In 1981 Sakura was given back from Potomac Park.
And now they are growing some places at Arakawa River side.

Sakura is also seen near Gishikizakuraohashi bridge.
I love bridges. And I have wanted to take photo of Goshikizakuraohashi. But the best shot for this bridge is with Sakura.
So I have waited Sakura season.

This day was not good weather and windy.
But contrast of man made construction and Sakura was beautiful.

Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Bridge design itself is also beautiful.
This bridge was prized The Japan Society of Civil Engineers Tanaka Prize in 2002. Part of illumination light’s power is getting from  vibration of passing cars. This is trial for ecology.

Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

There are large residence opposite side of river.

Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Whole of Sakura tree.

Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

This bridge is part of Shuto Expressway Central Circular Route. Expressway is along the river.
Kohoku Junction is famous photogenic place. I introduce it in later article.

Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

From under the bridge. Beautiful line.

Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Goshikizakuraohashi is expressway. Local road is located parallel. Its name is Kohokubashi Bridge. I’ll introduce it later too.

Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

In calm day, reflection is beautiful. But this day was not.
I have to visit here again.

Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura 2016, Goshikizakuraohashi Bridge, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Information
Length:142.2 m
Built:2002
Technique: Double Deck Type Nielson System Arch Bridge
Nearest Station: Ogi-Ohashi Station / Nippori Toneri Liner
Manager:Shuto Expressway
Reference of information :
“Tokyo Pocket Map of Bridges Sumida river”,2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Public Corporation for Road Improvement and Management

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