Travel Report: Wenhong Bridge – Taishun County, China.
November 2017. Not to be confused with its neighbor Wenchong Bridge, we happened across Wenhong Bridge whilst driving in search of Wenxing Bridge on the outskirts of Xiaochun Village. Confused? I know we were!!!
November 2017. Of all the bridges we’d seen so far in Taishun County, Wenhong Bridge was our first brand new build. Unveiled in late 2014, this is one of Taishun’s freshest structures and, according to Amy, the source of some controversy among locals. Apparently some Taishun residents consider bridges such as Wenhong to be visually tacky and a slur upon the area’s history. But others claim these new bridges are helping the local community, providing a boost to tourism and assisting farmers with better land management.
November 2017. Wenhong Bridge was quite unique in that this was the only bridge we saw that came with its own Buddhist shrine! Just a few meters away meanwhile, a pair of local labourers hammered away at the bones of a small wood and brick building. When Amy went and asked what it was, they told her that in just under a week the building would be unveiled as The Wenhong Bridge Public Toilet! Faaaaancy.
November 2017. Having sauntered across Wenhong Bridge’s shiny interior, I instinctively scooted down the farmland path to grab a shot of the bridge from the other side.
November 2017. What Wenhong Bridge lacks in historical authenticity, it certainly makes up for with its rural views. I don’t think the bridge gets that many visitors, a couple of the local goats looked quite puzzled by my arrival!
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