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Twin Bridge

Twin Bridge, also known as Key Bridge, is made up of Shide Bridge, a stone arch bridge, and Yongan Bridge, a stone beam bridge.

Twin Bridge

One of the holes of the Twin Bridge is square and the other is round, much like a key used in ancient times. So that is the origin of its name. Firstly built in the Wanli period during the Ming Dynasty (1573-1619),the bridge renovated in 1765, the 30th year during the reign of Qianlong (4th emperor of the Qing dynasty), and rebuilt in 1843, the 23rd year of Daoguang (7th emperor of Qing Dynasty). Shide Bridge is 16m long and 3m wide, stretching 5.9m. The length of Yongan Bridge is 13.3m, width 2.4m, span 3.5m.

Twin Bridge

Surrounded by blue water, lush trees and crossing boats, Twin Bridge fully expresses the essence of this ancient town. Along the Bridge, numerous painters and photography enthusiasts across China come to appreciate this place.

Chen Yifei, a young painter who previously worked at the Shanghai Canvas and Sculpture Workshop, and then studied in the US, went to sketch Zhouzhuang in 1984. He had to get there by boat, since the road from Kunshan to Zhouzhuang was unfinished then. He recorded Zhouzhuang only by camera instead of painting because time was limited. All his film was used up after he stayed there for a week. Then he left.

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