Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tokyo, Japan's Bridges: Clover Bridge (クローバー橋) across the Onagigawa (1)

March 2012 (35.685 Degrees, 139.821 Degrees) Clover Bridge
Where the Yoko Jikkengawa and the Onagigawa come together, a steel 'X' shaped footbridge provides access to the four riverbanks. This bridge is similar to the Sakura Bridge over the Sumida and also to many pedestrian overcrossings over busy intersections in Japan. The bridge was built in 1994 and has a span length of about 100 meters.

I wonder what the grillage where the legs come together is for? Perhaps it acts as collision protection from the barges that still travel on these canals.

Beyond the Clover Bridge is the Sluice Gate Bridge that controls the flow of water from the southern Yoko Jikkengawa into the Onagigawa. In the Google Earth photo below you can see the water flowing into the Onagigawa just south of the Clover Bridge. We turned west and we were going to take the Onagigawa to the Sumida, but the Ogibashi Lock Gate (on the extreme left) was closed and so we had to turn around.
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Tokyo, Japan's Bridges: Clover Bridge (クローバー橋) across the Onagigawa (1) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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