|September 2013 (31.6041 Degrees, 130.5681 Degrees) Statue of Iwanaga Sangoro|
Stonemason and bridge builder Iwanaga Sangoro came from Kumamoto at the end of the Edo period to build 36 bridges in Satsuma. Zushio Hirosato (who was the chief officer at Satsuma) asked Sangoro to build stone bridges to replace the wooden ones there were washed away every year by the spring floods. After constructing a stone bridge across the Inarigawa, Sangoro built five more bridges across the Kotsukigawa. He died in 1851 at the age of 59.
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan's Bridges: 3: Nishidabashi in Ishibashi Park (2) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.