|March 2012 (35.693 Degrees, 139.848 Degrees) Momiji and Sakura Bridges|
The Momiji and Sakura are very pretty pedestrian bridges. The river piers are stippled at the bottom and have a glistening patina on top. The girders are painted to match the nearby apartment buildings. The street lamps resemble fairy wings. The bridge decks are extravagantly tiled. The railing is supported by elements along the exterior girders that give the Sakura Bridge a ribbed appearance (the Momiji Bridge has unsupported railings). Although I typically prefer bridges with interesting structures, the purely visual elements on these bridges is quite charming.
Tokyo, Japan's Bridges: Momiji and Sakura Bridges across the Kyu Nakagawa by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.