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Drum Bridge

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Drum Bridge

Photo taken by Richard Doody in July 2010

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BH Photo #422525

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Description 

https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM629Y_Taiko_Bashi_Drum_...

"According to the bronze plaque at the bridge:

SHINSHICHI NAKATANI Jigozen Mura, Hiroshima-Ken, Japan 1846 - 1922 MASTER BUILDER Commissioned by the government of Japan to create a Drum Bridge (Taiko Bashi) for the 1894 San Francisco Midwinter Fair, Designed and built the bridge in Japan, had a Shinto blessing for it and brought it to San Francisco, Sold the Nakatani family rice fields to complete the Bridge and create the Bell Gate (Shoro-no-mon) through which visitors enter the Japanese Tea Garden,"

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Japanese Garden Creek on footpath
Location
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1893 for the California Mid-Winter Exposition of 1894
Builder
- Shinshichi Nakatani
Design
Timber arch
Dimensions
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Moon Bridge
Taiko Bashi
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.77072, -122.46748   (decimal degrees)
37°46'15" N, 122°28'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/546899/4180509 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81151 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2020: New Street View added by Doug Klingerman
  • April 11, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody
  • Doug K