The Chengyang Bridge

Chengyang BridgeThe Chengyang Bridge (Click on image for larger view) is a famous horizontal-cantilever bridge of four spans over the Linxi River in Guangxi province, China. Each pier is crowned by pavilions of many tiered roofs, linked by tiled roofs making the entire 64.6 meter bridge a covered walk. Not a single nail was used in its construction. It is bound together by mortise and tenon construction. Prior to 1906, no bridge spanned the flowing inxi, creating many hardships for the Dong villagers during the high water seasons. In 1906 work began on the bridge after skilled architects from several nearby villages worked together drawing up plans. Eleven years later the bridge was complete.

Source: Beijing Holidays
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