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The White, Shirahigebashi Bridge


Maybe,even though Japanese people will not able to read this Kanji letter.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

It pronounces “Shirahigebashi”. So difficult Kanji letter. Of course, I cant write.
“白髭(Shirahige)” means white beard. ”橋(bashi) means bridge.
*If only “橋” one word, its pronunciation is “hashi”. Japanese pronunciation changed by its before or after words.

As its name, this is white bridge.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

This name comes from Shirahigejinja shrine. It is located near from bridge at Sumida-Ku.
Ishihamajinja shrine is nearer. It is located Arakawa-Ku. These shrines are located opposite side of bridge.

Form is combined straight and carved iron.  Stable design.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Center arch area. Diagonal lines enhances strength.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Toward upper stream.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Rough surface. I can feel iron. It’s so cool.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Retro design lights.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Close up.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Toward down stream. Tokyo Skytree is seen.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Whole bridge from near.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

To watch from just in front like second photo, it is needed to move upper stream.

Another day, this is from near Suijin-ohashi brige.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Suijin-ohashi is next bridge from Shirahigabashi bridge toward upper stream.
Left highway is Metropolitan Expressway No. 6 Mukojima line.
Highway Star!! Metropolitan Expressway No. 6 Mukojima Line

I moved closer place along Sumida River.
This is view from middle place of Shirahigebashi Brige and Suijin-ohashi Brige.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Vast sky!

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Evening is coming.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

This day was soft and beautiful evening.
Sumida river changed its expression as time went on.
These photos are similar, but I couldn’t choose, so I post all of them.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Yellow light under Shirahigebashi Bridge is Sakurabashi Bridge.
The “X” , Sakurabashi Bridge

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

This day, Skytree was white color light up. It was suit for Shirahige(white beard) Bridge.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Near Suijin-ohashi bridge again. Beautiful lights with high way.

Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Shirahigebashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

To walk from Shirahigebashi Bridge to Suijin-Ohashi is a little far. But not impossible.
Sidewalk is well prepared. Tripod is easy to use.

Information
Length:168.8m
Built:1931
Technique:half-through balanced arch bridge
Nearest Station: Minamisenju Station / JR Joban Line / Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Tsukuba Express
Manager:TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT
Reference of information :
“Tokyo Pocket Map of Bridges Sumida river”,2013, Tokyo Metropolitan Public Corporation for Road Improvement and Management

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