Luoyang Bridge was known formerly as Wan'an Bridge. In the early years of the Tang Dynasty, a large number of people from the Central Plains moved south to see the ancient capital of Luoyang. The mountains and landform here are similar to those in Luoyang City, so the bridge was also named Luoyang Bridge. It is also known as one of the four famous bridges in ancient China together with Lugou Bridge in Beijing, the Zhaozhou Bridge in Hebei, and the Guangji Bridge in Guangdong. Luoyang Bridge is a cross-sea beam stone bridge existing at an earlier time in China, and is also the beginning of the raft foundation of bridge in the world.
Walking on the Luoyang Bridge hundreds of years ago, thinking that in a few decades, I will not be there, the bridge is still there. Repairing bridges and roads is really a good thing for future generations. To Quanzhou, we must come to Luoyang Bridge and fall in love with this place. Get off at No. 502 in Luoyang Triangle Brand, follow an unimportant path, cross a village to the bridge head, this side is Hui'an, go to the south of the bridge, take No. 19 to return to the city. Welcome travelers to play.
Quanzhou's North-South Corridor has a long history of stone bridge, from the South came across the Wuli Bridge (Anping Bridge), how can we miss the Luoyang Bridge. Luoyang Bridge, also known as Wan'an Bridge, is situated at the sea entrance of Luoyang River, ten kilometers northeast of Quanzhou City. It was built in the Northern Song Dynasty. It was presided over by Caixiang, then the guardian of Luoyang County. It took more than six years to complete. Not only is it the first Harbour Bridge in ancient China, but also its construction technology is more commendable. It is the first biotechnology in the world to plant a large number of oysters to consolidate the bridge foundation. So far, there are still bridge guards working hard on the beach under the bridge. If the Wuli Bridge is marked by its length, Luoyang Bridge has more original wild interest. The mangroves are green, the boats are long and the white cranes are dancing in groups.
Luoyang Bridge, one of the four ancient bridges in China, is located in the northeastern part of Quanzhou City. Bus No. 19 arrives at the terminal by 10 minutes'walk. Luoyang Bridge is a stone bridge across the river. Its deck is paved with hundreds of thick slabs. It is interesting to see the huge piers and wind towers at both ends of the bridge. Because of the gradual outward migration of the sea entrance in the past thousand years, the bridge is now seen on both sides of wetland beaches, but the attractions are good.
Take the EMU to Quanzhou, turn right and enter the bus station. Take No. 202 to the Stadium of Overseas Chinese Township. Transfer No. 19 to the South Terminal Bridge. Go straight along the road to Qiaonan Village. Walk through the village to the South Bank of Luoyang Bridge. Luoyang Bridge is an open scenic spot, free of charge. Luoyang Bridge was built at the entrance of Luoyang River, originally known as Wan'an Bridge. It was built in the Northern Song Dynasty and was presided over by Caixiang, Taishou, Quanzhou, in the Northern Song Dynasty. From five years of Huangyou (A.D. 1053) to four years of Jiayou (A.D. 1059), it took seven years to complete and consumed 14 million yuan of silver. Luoyang Bridge is the earliest existing bridge across the sea in China. It is also known as the Lugou Bridge in Beijing, the Zhaozhou Bridge in Hebei Province and the Guangji Bridge in Foshan, Guangdong Province as the four famous bridges in ancient China. Luoyang Bridge uses the biotechnology of "seed oyster foundation" to stabilize the bridge foundation. The oyster planted forms a perfect combination with the pier foundation. The protective layer formed by the oyster ensures the permanence of the bridge foundation. It boasts that even if all the bridges in the world collapse, Luoyang Bridge will not collapse. The image of oyster foundations is only real when the water recedes. Caixiang Temple exhibits corresponding pictures for appreciation. There are 46 stone piers in Luoyang Bridge. There are five (or six) stone pavement with a length of about 8.9 meters between the piers. Luoyang Bridge in the rain is magnificent and quiet. Return to Qiaonan Village and visit Caixiang Temple. There are photographic exhibitions of Luoyang Bridge and many ancient bridges in the ancestral temple.
When we went to the city from May 16, 2017, we were still in the process of reorganization. I heard that in order to apply for the heritage, we are still not open. We are near the provincial highway. Driving and traveling should be convenient. It's more troublesome to take the bus. Quanzhou's tourism planning is unsatisfactory. There are no obvious signs and guidelines. The wisdom of the ancients is admirable. Those who like some kinds of scenery should not be missed. Renovation may have to be charged.
Luoyang Bridge, can be said to be China's first sea-crossing bridge, just north of Quanzhou City, because the neighborhood is dominated by residential areas, so it is deliberate to drive from Chongwu ancient city, which is relatively convenient. Parking can be parked in a village on the south side of the bridge. The whole bridge is about 1 km. Now it can't walk any more than pedestrians. It's really a historical feeling, and it's worth coming for him. The main builder is Cai Engineer, the statue here. But when we came, there was no water around because of the sluice. It didn't look so good. It was totally free, but the maintenance here was general. Biotechnology was also used to reinforce it with oysters.
Luoyang Bridge, an inland bridge connecting Quanzhou and Hui'an, was built seven years ago under the leadership of Caixiang, Zhizhou. Raft foundation and oyster foundation method are pioneers in the history of architecture. From this point of view, it is worthwhile to see, and Quanzhou tourism has a special feature that the ancient culture of the city is deep, the development is not excessive, you can play as you like without the malpractice of over-commercialization of other cities.
One of the four ancient bridges in China admires the wisdom of the ancients. They made piers into boats and raised oysters to reinforce them. There is a dividing line between Jin River and Hui'an on the bridge. Today, when we went there, we saw two rivers joining together, which is magnificent.
I heard that it has a history of more than a thousand years. I have struck a bridge directly in front of the bridge. It has a sense of vicissitudes. After thousands of years of storms and earthquakes with magnitude 8, it still stands. The wisdom of ancient ancestors crystallized. It's still available, and the local people ride motorcycles. Nor is it charged as a general scenic area. It's there, quietly there.
Ancient bridges see the sunrise, see the ebb and flow of the tide, listen to the sound of the tide, sit on board boats, breathe fresh air, worth visiting!