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Dylan Gibson
May. 18, 2021
I totally overlooked this the other day. Didn't see it at all. What an awesome bridge. Horai Bridge in Shimada, Shizuoka. Apparently the longest wooden walking bridge and even recorded in The Guinness Book of World Records. Amazing that it was built in 1879 but it can still hold so many people and is in such good shape. I wonder if it gets regular maintenance done. That newer looking segment partway through would have me think so. According to a quote in the original post taken from the Shimada City Homepage, the bridge was for agricultural use to cultivate the Makinohara Plateau which lays on the other side. Previously the people would have to cross by boat which was apparently dangerous. Looks like a really nice place to visit and the bridge has some history as well. Cool stuff!
松山 正之
May. 14, 2021 (edited)
蓬莱橋は世界最長の木造歩道橋。
静岡県島田市、大井川に架かる木造橋です。

<島田市HPより引用>
蓬萊橋は牧之原台地の開墾のため、明治12(1879)年に架けられた農業用の橋です。橋ができる前は大井川を小舟で渡らなければならず、
行き来するのに危険を伴っていました。
現在も旧市内の農家が対岸の茶園を管理するために利用しています。蓬萊橋は農道としての重要な役割を担うほか、歴史的土地改良施設です。
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