Because of the unique topography, people in Zhuji Donghe Township live near the river. For convenience, they build a lot of small bridges across the river. According to incomplete statistics, there are more than 70 Bridges in the Zhuji Donghe Township. After hundreds of years of development, some Bridges have been destroyed in the dust of history. Some are still standing firmly over the river.
Zhu village: Kuaimu Bridge
Kuaimu Bridge, located in an unknown river of the entrance to Zhu natural village, Shiliping village, Donghe Township, is rebuilt in the year of Xianfeng. It’s the ancient stone bridge with double beams, less than ten meters long and about two meters wide. It inscribed with the regular script “Kuaimu Bridge” on the surface of the stone, and "Da Qing Xianfeng Yuan Nian Ji Dan" next to it. The whole bridge was covered with green vines and weeds, leaving only a beaten stone road in the middle.
Zhuoxi: Zhuoxi Bridge
Zhuoxi Bridge, located in the middle of Zhuoxi natural village, Shiliping village, Donghe Township, rebuilt in the Qing Dynasty Guangxu thirteen years, is included in the list of Shaoxing ancient bridge. About 15 meters long, 3.3 meters wide, it’s a stone arch bridge with double beams. Each side of the bridge set breast board and column, and the head of column is decorated with lotus-shaped pattern. It inscribed with three regular script words "Zhuoxi Bridge” on the surface of the stone, and "Guangxu thirteen years to rebuild" next to it. About 3 meters downriver, there is a new "Zhuoxi Bridge" in 2001 replacing to the old bridge which is no longer used.
Zhuoxi: Taiping Bridge
Taiping Bridge, located in the central part of the Zhuoxi natural village. Shiliping, is built in the year of Emperor Qianlong. It's more than 320 years old. In the middle of the bridge, it inscribed the three regular script word "Taiping Bridge" on the surface of the stone, and "Qianlong Kuichou Nian Ji Dan" next to it. The bridge is a double - hole stone arch bridge with strong structure. It is 14.5 meters long and 2.35 meters wide, and it can be a large stone bridge in the countryside at that time. For the horses and chariots passing easily, the arch of the bridge is paved of long stones with more than 20 centimeters thick, and the seams of the three layers of stone are tightly formed, making up a solid eight-figure bridge arch.
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