The Hongji Bridge (simplified Chinese: 洪济桥; traditional Chinese: 洪濟橋; pinyin: Hóngjì Qiáo) is a historic stone arch bridge over the Dongshi River in Nanxun, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China.[1]

Hongji Bridge

Hongji Bridge in June 2014.
Coordinates30°52′51.96″N 120°25′41.16″E / 30.8811000°N 120.4281000°E / 30.8811000; 120.4281000
CrossesDongshi River
LocaleNanxun, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China
DesignArch Bridge
Total length28 metres (92 ft)
Width3.5 metres (11 ft)
Height7.2 metres (24 ft)
Construction start1805
Construction end1805

History edit

The bridge was first mentioned in the Prefecture Topography of Huzhou (Chinese: 湖州府志) during the reign of Wanli Emperor in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). In 1805, in the ruling of Jiaqing Emperor of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), it was rebuilt by local people. On November 15, 1937, in order to stop the attack of the Imperial Japanese Army, the National Army blew up part of the bridge deck.

Architecture edit

The bridge measures 28 metres (92 ft) long, 3.5 metres (11 ft) wide, and approximately 7.2 metres (24 ft) high.

References edit

  1. ^ 南浔浔溪古桥 [Ancient Bridges in Nanxun]. Sohu (in Chinese). 2019-01-16.