Saturday, October 07, 2006

Blue-skying a shaded bridge

The modern-day Nihonbashi (literally "Japan Bridge") is a stone bridge built in 1911 to replace the original wooden bridge, which was built in 1603 and prominently featured in the ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Today, the poor bridge is covered by an eight-lane freeway overpass, but plans are in the works to possibly replace the overpass with underground roads and restore blue sky to Nihonbashi.

This used to look like...


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