Archaeological Discoveries
in 2001
Archaeological Discoveries
in 2000
Top Ten Archaeological Finds
for 1999
Archaeological Discoveries
in 1999

Bridge Engraved With Dragon Heads Found in Sichuan

  A bridge with a dragon head engraved in each of its 11 piers has been found in Daqiao Village, Hejiang County, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

  This is another bridge of the same kind ever discovered in the southern part of Sichuan. The first one was found in Luxian County.

  The bridge in Hejiang is 30 meters long, 2.7 meters wide and 2.8 meters high. It has ten openings.

  The bridge dating back to 1003 years was built in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), according to historical records.

  Except that some dragon heads were damaged, the bridge surface is still in good condition and the piers are solid.

  (Xinhua 04/02/2001)