Tokyo infrastructure 058 Bridges of Tama New Town

A sacred place of a pedestrian overpass

It is Japan’s largest new town built in the Tama hills. In planning, we aimed to create a green pedestrian network by three-dimensionally separating cars and pedestrian roads by making use of the nature and topography of the hills. As a result, there are quite a few pedestrian bridges in the New Town, and it is also an unbearable place to love footbridge bridges.
Among them, one that shines outstandingly is the Naokuke Mitsuke Bridge in Chigusa Park, with a quaint iron arch, a bridge with red brick and granite, a splendid decorative bridge light and a high column. That is supposed to be, this bridge was the one that relocated the Yotsuya Mitsuke bridge over the outer moat of Shinjuku Yotsuya as a road connecting the Imperial Palace and the Akasaka Rikyu (present: The Guest House) in 1913. In 1974 when Shinjuku Avenue was widened, it became necessary to change the Yotsuya Mitsuke bridge, and the voices calling for the bridge from local residents and cultural people were raised, and the value as a civil engineering heritage is also high, so it is preserved for relocation It was decided. In order to faithfully restore the appearance of the Taisho period, the iron arch is as much a part as possible reusing the parts, using the rivet as the joint at the time, it is also a bridge which becomes an epoch making as transfer preservation preservation.
The other New Town, Tsurunobashi pedestrian bridge (Japan Society of Civil Engineers Tanaka Award in fiscal 1983), Kujirabashi pedestrian bridge (1997 Japan Society of Civil Engineers Tanaka Award), Tsurumaki Nishikoen pedestrian bridge (fiscal 2014 Japan Society of Civil Engineers Design Award Excellence Award), interesting, such as dance of the bridge There are many bridges. (Nii)


Type pedestrian bridge
Location Inagi city Tama city Hachioji city Machida city Tokyo


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