Sunday, October 11, 2015

Then and Now: Zhongshan Green Bridge

National historic monuments of Taiwan sent around this view of Japanese-era Taichung across the bridge on what is now Zhongshan Road, the 新盛橋.

Today the buildings are gone, but the bridge, designated a historical monument in 2004, is still there, now known as the 中山綠橋 (location). According to Wiki, the bridge was built in 1908 to commemorate the completion of the north-south rail line. You can still see the ball atop the concrete railing on the bridge.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazing to see then and now! I will note the irony that the pedestrian density is so much higher, yet the sidewalk is so much smaller...