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Daxi Bridge(大溪橋)

4 16 Reviews

Updated:2018-11-05

Posted Date:2015-12-25

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Ruian Bridge spans Dahan River and can be found just below Zhongzheng Park. It connects to the cycling track on the left bank of Dahan River and is only available for use to pedestrians and cyclists. In addition to the lights which switch on at night that adds atmosphere to the night scenery of the Dahan River banks, the bridge was constructed using the Baroque style similar to the buildings on Daxi Old Street. The bridge connects Ruian Road Section 1 and Daxi Old Street, making it simple to take a tour of culture and food over the weekends.

The bridge was built in 1934. In the early days, it was a bamboo-wooden bridge constructed from a bamboo frame with layered rocks. It was one of the main routes for the residents of Daxi to the outside world. It also connected the areas East and West of the river. In the Japanese colonial era, the bridge was transformed into a dual-bored cable suspension bridge with a total length of 280 meters, and its current appearance has changed little since then. With the construction of the Wuling Bridge and the Second Outer Ring Road, Daxi Bridge gradually fell into disuse. Due to typhoon damages, it was reconstructed twice, also with the “community overall renovation” concept, it was decided to enhance and reconstruct the bridge. Construction work began officially in 2001 after the planning of the district office and the Directorate General of Highways, Daxi Bridge would be revamped to become a reinforced concrete bridge with 13 abutments and totaling a length of 330 meters.


The revamped Daxi Bridge resembled the old suspension bridge from the Japanese colonial era, the entrance to the bridge has a vintage arch design, added to the carved dome ceiling — it is as splendid as a palace. Go through the Baroque frescoed archway and walk along the red-tiled bridge while enjoying the elegant style similar to that of Daxi Old Street. The white-grey frescoes complement those found on Daxi Old Street, emphasizing their classical beauty. Benches are also available on the bridge to take a rest.


Apart from the facilities of the bridge, the scenery from the bridge is also one of the famous views of Daxi. From here you can see the splendor of the Shihmen Dam and Tamsui’s Guanyin Mountain in the distance. On either side of the bridge, Wuling Bridge and Kanjin Bridge can also be found. When you gaze upon the tapestry woven by the river valley, the rocks and the bridges, it may no longer be the famed “Return of the Boats to Kanjin” view in the century past, but with the caress of gently blowing breeze and the embrace of nature, the glory of the bygone days is easy to imagine.

If you arrive after dusk, don’t rush off yet — this is a perfect place to watch the sunset. In the evening when the lights are lit, the bridge looks particularly vibrant and lively, giving off an exotic atmosphere and showing the other side of Daxi Bridge’s splendor. This is also why Daxi Bridge is also known as “Lover’s Bridge” and has attracted many enthusiastic photographers. On weekends and holidays, street artists and performers can be found demonstrating spinning tops or playing music. Along the bank of Daxi Bridge, you can also try your hand at the “Love Eternal” spinning tops, legends say that if you spin the tops according to the instructions, your love will become even deeper and serve as a testament of love between couples.
 

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  • James C

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Some history behind it

    2 2018-01

    The bridge was a replacement of a former bridge built in the 80s(which was a replacement of another bridge built in the 60s), the first history, the 60s bridge allowed light rail vehicle to operate over, the 80s bridge was wider allows bikes, and 2 buses to pass safely. And this bridge somewhat utility the foundation and decorated the whole bridge to make the 80s bridge looks good. Whole history of various bridge replacements indicated the civil construction ability weren't the best, especially in Taoyuan in between 1960 and 80s. Now a days a bridge for walker, bikes....scenery unfortunately over look at the over developed river bank
  • Tintin L

    Beautiful bridge

    5 2017-03

    The bridge is quite big (walking bridge) and is located right next to the daxi old street. It's the most beautiful during night time since it lit and shifts color. Really recommend you to see it if you're nearby!
  • GMV-GotMyVote

    Sydney, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Take a walk over the bridge

    4 2016-10

    This is a lovely bridge and you can access it via the park. A great location to capture the sunset over the Dasi Bridge. 在大溪橋上捕捉夕陽的雲彩。 美美照片的背後是雙被蚊子叮上的雙腿。。。
  • Sufia Adha P

    Taoyuan

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Daxi Bridge

    3 2016-04

    Maybe the focus of this place is the bridge, but the food is good too. Don't miss the market near the bridge
  • Julietttkao

    台灣桃園

    Traveler type:

    家庭式

    大溪的美和大溪橋的晨昏之美相互輝映

    5 2017-11

    第一次走在橋上, 已經近黃昏了, 意外發現大溪橋的魅力, 從橋上看開闊的黃昏夕照, 真的超美, 逛完老街往回走, 天色已暗, 整座橋變成了ㄧ座銀河, 金壁輝煌!

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