This is a cable-stayed bridge over the Sumida River. Its 32 cables stage the presence of this beautiful bridge.
This is the second cable-stayed bridge across Sumida River and was completed in 1993. The Sumida River is a 24-kilometer, Class A river, and it branches from the Arakawa River in the Kita Ward and flows into the Tokyo Bay. Many bridges cross the river. The Chuo-Ohashi Bridge connects the Tsukuda area, a new cosmopolitan town with many high-rise buildings and the metropolitan area of Tokyo. It is a bridge that adopted curved girders, and the 32 cables are used on its X-shaped tower. The Messenger (a statue created by Ossip Zadkine), which was sent to Tokyo by the mayor of Paris to commemorate the river friendship partnering between the Sumida in Tokyo and the Seine in Paris, stands in the middle of the bridge on the upstream bridge column and watches over people passing by. You can see the Eitai-bashi Bridge upstream and the Tsukuda Ohashi Bridge downstream. It is a ten-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Tsukishima Station and a seven-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Hatchobori Station.