Remains of Longteng Bridge

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  • Address:Longteng, Sanyi Township, Miaoli County 367, Taiwan View on Map
Heading south along the Mountains Line railway from Miaoli Station, on Longteng Stream around 2 kilometres away from Sheng-Hsing Station, you will see several huge pillars standing firmly in the middle of grassland on the east side. It is the remains of Longteng Bridge after the terrifying earthquake that occured in the middle Taiwan a few generation ago. The broken, red brick arch bridge was built in 1905 by Japanese. Due to the Japanese's sternness on quality, the bridge was built by master workers hired from Guandong, China. The entire bridge was built with nothing but bricks and concrete, and the structure was solid and firm even without the usage of steel reinforcing bars. In the early age, the economy wasn't so good.  Seeing pieces of bridges falling down after the earthquake, the local people then wanted to beat down some more bricks to build houses. However, the pillars stayed so solid that they eventually gave up. This is probably one of the reasons why the bridges can stay firm for over a century. There is another site of bridge remains on the opposite side of the Longteng Stream. After many years, it is already covered in trees and vines, creating another type of beauty. You can take the hiking route behind the site to have a complete view of the bridge's grandeur. 
 

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Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Sanyi Interchange → Township Road Miao-51 → Prov. Hwy 13 → Township Road Miao-49
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Take the train to Sanyi Railway Station, continue by taxi.