Hermosawave Picture of the Day

Monday, October 25, 2021


The Nihonbashi Bridge (Japan bridge) was designated as the starting point for all routes to the Edo capital (Tokaido, Nakasendo, Kisokaido, etc.) by the Tokugawa Shogun in the 17th century. The Nihonbashi area was the original central business district of Edo/Tokyo. There is a marker on the bridge (below) from which all distances to Tokyo are still measured.

The current bridge dates from 1911 and is one of the last stone bridges in Tokyo. It has been forced to live under the Shuto Expressway since 1964, although there are now preparations to underground the highway and restore the bridge to its former prominence. It still carries scars from the incendiary bombing by US forces near the end of World War II.

Taken in Tokyo, Japan

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PictureCode: 211025

PictureCode: 211025
Location: Tokyo
Keywords: Bridges

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