The Yong’an Bridge in Xietang Sub-district was recently inscribed on SIP’s second list of Preserved Place-names as Part of Cultural Heritage. It is the only ancient bridge on the list.
The Yong’an Bridge, with a total length of 24.90 meters, was first built in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and rebuilt in 1443, the eighth year of the Zhengtong period of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
The bridge features a stone structure, with three apertures under several connected flat beams. It is said that the bridge was completed within only half a day, and researchers believe that the components of the bridge should have been prefabricated so that they could be assembled quickly.
The bridge was declared one of the historical and cultural sites protected at the provincial level in 2002.
August 2, 2023.