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The “X” , Sakurabashi Bridge


In this article,I’ll introduce the “X” over the Sumida river,Tokyo,Japan.

Here is Sakurabashi Bridge. You may think this is ordinary bridge.

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Let’s take a closer.

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

As you see,this bridge is separated. Opposite side is also the same design.
So this bridge looks like “X” from above. It will recognizable from Tokyo Skytree Observatory.
But I have never climbed there.One day,I’ll try it.

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
hokoushasennyou  Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Back side is smooth.
A child discovered somthing!

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

It was house boat!
Fence is designed form of Sakurabashi Bridge.

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

On the bridge. This bridge is pedestrians only. Pedestrians only bridge is only here at Sumida River.
I watched a TV program “Cool Japan” by NHK. This bridge was introduced in it.
There are benches at center of the bridge. So senior people can get friends naturally.
This bridge ties not only places but also hearts.

NHK Cool Japan “Bridge”

This bridge was given Japan Society of Civil Engineers Tanaka Prize in 1985.
Tanaka Prize comes from Mr Yutaka Tanaka. He engaged reconstruction from 1923 Great Kanto earthquake.
He buiilt a lot of bridges for example Eitaibashi Bridge and Kiyosubashi Bridge.

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Night scene. Light up is soft. But so bright.

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

There was the moon.

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

People can walk safe.  So many people pass through here.

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

View from the bridge toward upper stream. With ND400 filter.

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

Night river.

Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan
Sakurabashi Bridge,Sumida River,Tokyo,Japan

I’ll introduce toward down stream when I write about Kototoibashi Bridge!

Information
Length:169.5m
Built:1985
Technique:3 span continuous steel X form curved deck box girder
Nearest Station: Asakusa Station / Tobu Isesaki Line / Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Manager:Taito Ward
Reference of information :
“Tokyo Pocket Map of Bridges Sumida river”,2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Public Corporation for Road Improvement and Management

Related Category : Bridges at Sumida River

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