|July 2011 (30.643 Degrees, 104.086 Degrees) Anshun Bridge|
It's become more unusual to see a building on a bridge. However, in medieval Europe, there were so many shops crammed onto bridges, that they were in danger of falling into the water. I guess the shopkeepers knew that most people would have to cross the bridge and so it was a good place to do business. It must be the same in China. When the old Anshun Bridge was destroyed in a flood during the 1980s, the mayor eventually rebuilt the bridge to be as beautiful as possible and he put a restaurant on top to revitalize this area of town.
Sichuan China's Bridges: Anshun Bridge across Jin River (2) by Mark Yashinsky
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