A bridge of four arches stretching over the Kiku River where it flows into Enshunada. Seen side on, this mighty bridge is a slender line with regular, gentle arches. A bridge of the hanging floor slab type, made all the rarer by its sequence of arches. If you change your vantage point, the arches' appearance and overall impression of the bridge also change completely. Since all kinds of vessels have to pass under the bridge, the height of the shipping lane is a safe 9.5 meters, and if one looks up at the bridge from the beach below, the arches take on a truly formidable aspect.
※ Views like the one shown in the photo can only be seen under certain conditions (time of day, weather etc.).
To fully appreciate the power of the arches, view them from under the bridge. The 180-degree panorama of Enshunada which can be seen from the bridge also presents an outstanding scene, and since the bridge forms part of the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route, it's also perfect for a cycle trip in the ocean breeze. The "Enshu no Karakkaze", a strong, dry wind peculiar to the region, blows hard on many days throughout the winter months, and extra care must be taken not to get carried off by a strong gust.
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updated on Mar 27, 2015