西式平桥Western style flat bridge2017-07-26
西式平桥 Western style flat bridge
Time: Qing Dynasty, Qianlong
Location: the Center Island of WeiMing Lake
Category: Architectural relics
The stone bridge is in the north of Center Island with 7-meter long, whose both sides can be divided into five sections separately. In the direction of lakeside to the center, there is a 0.3-meter long base between bridge stone and sill pillar. The bridge stone is feldspar quartz sandstone, including some gravel feldspar quartz sandstone, the overall color is cinereous and hoar. There was western style rail, which is not preserved now.
It origins from the Five-Hole Creek Bridge outside the Xiyanglou. Center Island of WeiMing Lake was relic of Heshen’s Shuchunyuan, which was destroyed by Britain-France united army.