|March 2012 (35.705 Degrees, 139.819 Degrees) Shinmei Bashi|
We passed under the Yanagishima Bridge as we turned into the canal. The next bridge is the blue, three span, steel girder Shinmei Bridge, which I didn't photograph. However the next bridge as we continued south is the Kurihara Bashi, a concrete box girder bridge that crosses the Yokojikken-gawa in a single span. The bridge carries the busy Kasuga Dori Road, which ends on the east side of the river.
The river is lined with apartment buildings. I read somewhere that this area has one of the highest population densities in the world, which seems hard to believe. The river banks are covered in reeds and trees, perhaps to help clean the canal, which used to be poisoned with dioxins.
Tokyo, Japan's Bridges: Shinmei Bridge across the Yoko Jikkengawa by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
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