The Blue, Suijin-Ohashi Bridge


Here is Suijin-Ohashi Bridge, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan.
A beautiful blue bridge.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Its name “Suijin” means god of water. It comes from Sumidagawa Jinja shrine located near by.
Sumidagawa Jinja also called as Sujin-sama or Suijin-gu.
I think blue color suits for its name Suijin (God of Water).

Bottom is flat.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

View from downstream.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Suijin-Ohashi is located upper stream of Shirahigebashi. Shirahigebashi and Tokyo Skytree are seen.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Riverside is well prepared.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

I found former seawalls. Most of eastern Tokyo area is under sea level. So Tokyo Government started to built seawalls since 1957.
In 1975 construction had almost finished. Later, Tokyo Government started construction of super seawalls. It had finished in 2006 around here. Part of former seawalls was left to memorize history.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

End of the day. People go home.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Suijin-Ohashi doesn’t shine itself. But highway’s lights and street lights spot it. Tokyo Skytree is also shining.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Bicycles had passed.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

View from downstream.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

View toward Shirahigebashi and Tokyo Skytree.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Upstream of Suijin-Ohashi bridge is prepared as Shioiri Park.
Here are full of people when Sumida River fireworks in summer.

Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan
Suijin-Ohashi, Sumida River, Tokyo, Japan

Information
Length:256m
Built:1989
Technique:nielson system arch bridge
Nearest Station: Kanegafuchi Station / Tobu Isesaki
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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