Ningyocho / Monzen-Nakacho / Kasai,Tokyo
A double-decked bridge carrying an expressway and general road over the Sumida River. The general road has a beautiful night view.
This double-decked bridge was completed in 1979. It carries traffic from Metropolitan Expressway Route 9 on the upper deck, and has a general road with sidewalk on the lower deck. It is located midway between the Eitai-bashi and Kiyosu-bashi bridges. The bridge is a three-span continuous structural-steel box girder, with an eight-meter overhang on the lower deck; the upper deck is integrated with the bridge pier. The lower deck is equipped with an evacuation route, and its sidewalk is wide enough for pedestrians to comfortably view the Eitai-bashi and Kiyosu-bashi bridges. Night views, especially in the direction of Eitai-bashi, are magnificent. Near the bridge (north) is Suiten-gu, a famous shrine devoted to safe childbirth. A 15-minute walk from Suitengumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line.