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A Couple of Bridge, Aioibashi Bridge


Here is Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan.
I explain why this article’s title is “A Couple of Bridge”.

Once this bridge was a pair of bridge. Longer one and shorter one.
There is a word “相生の松(Aioi no Matsu)” in Japan.
It means situation that male pine tree and female pine tree is standing close.
It looks being good relationship. In other words,”Aioi” means good couple.
That’s why this bridge was named Aioibashi Bridge.

But those bridge were burnt at Great Kanto earth quakes in 1923.
In 1926,bridge was reconstructed. And in 1998, it became now is is.
The bridge have changed, but beautiful name is remain.

Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Riverside is well prepared.
Here is a Ishikawajima Park.

Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

It looks flooding.But children can play there.

Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

And middle of the bridge,there is a Nakanoshima Park.
But I couldn’t go.

At night.
Here passes many house boats.
So I could catch cool light trace.
But the flow of the river was so quick, surface is a little rough.
Next time, I’ll try longer exposure.

Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

I like shadow of poles in the river.

Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Aioibashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Information
Length:149.1m
Built:1998
Technique:3-span continuous steel pratt truss bridge
Nearest station: Ecchujima station / JR Keiyo line
Manager:TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT

Reference of information :
“Tokyo Pocket Map of Bridges Sumida river”,2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Public Corporation for Road Improvement and Management

Wikipedia Aioibashi Bridge(Japanese)

Related Category : Bridges at Sumida River

Cool Photo Japan Map