|March 2012 (35.705 Degrees, 139.836 Degrees) Fukujin Bashi|
The Fukujin Bashi is as wide as it is long (21.3 m long and 22 m wide) and it carries five traffic lanes and two sidewalks for Route 306 across the Kita Jikkengawa. There is also a water main on the east side of the bridge. The bridge was built in 1983 and it's owned by the City of Tokyo.
Soldier piles were driven within a few feet of the canal. I would imagine they are to contain the water during floods. However, a few feet beyond the bridge the soldier piles have been replaced by stone retaining walls and gardens. I would guess that the barges and all the construction is to make the canal more presentable for the opening of the Sky Tree Tower.
Tokyo, Japan's Bridges: Fukujin Bashi across the Kita Jikkengawa by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.