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Tri-Bridges Around the World

Note: This post has been updated on November 03, 2012

Tri-Bridges are 3-way bridges on which traffic crosses two water streams or a body of water/lake from 3 directions and one can travel from any direction to any direction.

Because of their shape these bridges are generally called Y-Bridges. However the tri-bridge at Hiroshima is referred as 'T' bridge because of its distinct 'T' shape.

It is also pertinent to note that many Y-Bridges are just fork bridges wherein the traffic from one direction bifurcates in two directions or vice versa and there is no three way traffic.

In this post I am covering only the true Tri-Bridges and not the forked Y-bridges. There are not many Tri-Bridges in the World. Till now I have been able to find only Fourteen (14) Thirteen Twelve Eleven tri-bridges, out of which there are Eight (8) Seven Six Five regular road bridges, Four (4) existing pedestrian/foot bridges, One (1) disused foot bridge and One (1) proposed foot bridge. These are;

Road Bridges
  • Aioi Bridge, Hiroshima, Japan (added Oct 11, 2009)
  • Bridge with Three Entrances (Ponte das Três Entradas), Portugal (added Oct 11, 2009)
  • Chu Y Bridge, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (added Oct 31, 2009)
  • Jasenovac Tri-Bridge, Croatia (added Nov. 03, 2012)
  • Louisa/Fort Gay Tri-Bridge (added May 27, 2012)
  • Hama Bridge (Sancha Zijin), Heicheng Village, Hebei, China
  • Margaret Bridge (Margit Hid), Budapest, Hungary (added Oct 11, 2009)
  • Y-Bridge, Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Foot Bridges
  • Kikko Bridge, Mie, Japan
  • The Tridge, Midland, Michigan, USA
  • The Tridge, Frog Island Park, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
  • Treponti, Comacchio, Italy
Disused Bridge
  • Trinity Bridge, Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
Proposed foot Bridge
  • Hacking Ferry Bridge, near Mitton, Lancashire, UK


Aioi Bridge, Hiroshima, Japan

This 'T' shaped bridge is the historic and the tragic bridge which was used as target for the dropping of first atom bomb on August 6, 1945. The bomb missed slightly, exploding in the air over Shima Hospital located 300 meters away from the bridge. However the bridge was badly damaged due to the blast.

The original bridge at the site, meant for streetcars, was completed on December 12, 1932 and had a width of 15 metres. Later in 1934 a 'Tee' connection was added in its central section which connected it to the Island of Jisenji-no-hana (present Peace Memorial Park) and it thus got this unique T-shape. Perhaps it was this unique and rare sight which made it the centre of the target.

After the war, the bridge was repaired and put back in use but the bomb had taken its toll and the bridge gradually deteriorated. A new bridge was therefore constructed at the spot having total length of 123.4 metres, width 40 metres and has a streetcar track, 6 traffic lanes and pedestrian lane.

Few old pillars bearing the marks of the bombing are still preserved at the foot of the present bridge as a mute witness to history. Some of the girders deformed by the blast are also displayed in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

Here is a model showing the town as it existed prior to bombing.
Image from Flickr is by austinmills

This is actual view of old bridge.
Link to Original Source: Hiroshima Institute for Peace Education

The present bridge.
Image from Flickr is by Gaz Errant

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Bridge with Three Entrances (Ponte das Três Entradas), Portugal
Ponte das Três Entradas (Bridge with Three Entrances) is a Y-bridge on the confluence of rivers Alvoco and Alvo in Porugal. Located near Oliveira do Hospital, Santa Ovaia, Coimbra it was built in 1899 and its construction opened up the whole area connecting the towns of São Sebastião da Feira, Santa Ovaia and Aldeia das Dez.

Because of its unique shape and location, the settlements in the vicinity are also known as 'Ponte das Três Entradas'. The area has also now become a camping site and draws tourists  for outdoors activities like fishing and canoeing etc.
Image source: Google Earth
Image from Panoramio is by AJPires

Source of info: http://www.relvadotrigo.com

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Credits: Special thanks to mjoaoh, member, Google Earth Community, for bringing this to my knowledge.

Chu Y Bridge, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Chu Y Bridge spans Tau Hu and Doi canals to link Nguyen Bieu Street in District 5 and Hung Phu and Nguyen Thi Tan streets in District 8.

Original bridge at this location was built in 1937. However to cater for the rising needs of the traffic it was renovated and enlarged as a part of the East-West Highway Project.

The new bridge was inaugurated on April 28, 2009 and has navigation clearance of 6.3 metres and width of 12 meters. Since the bridge has been completed in April 2009 the GE imagery doesn't show the full bridge.

Following image uploaded on November 22, 2008 is possibly the old bridge.
Image from Panoramio is by Ngày Xửa Ngày Xưa

It may be noted that nearby "Nguyen Van Cu" bridge (Panoramio Link) built as a part of the East-West Highway project looks like a bifurcated bridge and not a a true Y-Bridge, hence I am not including it in this post.

View location in Google Earth Google Maps

Source of info: http://en.metvuong.com

Credits: Special thanks to Faysal Bin Darul, member, Google Earth Community, for bringing this to my knowledge.

Hama Bridge (Sancha Zijin), Heicheng Village, Hebei, China
Located in Heicheng Village, Hebei Province, China, this road tri-bridge is locally known as Hama Bridge or Sancha Zijin and was built in circa 1691.
Image from Flickr is by bridgink

Not much info is available about this bridge except for the above information which has been taken from the Flickr link given above.

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Credits: Special thanks to Robert Cortright (www.bridgeink.com) for informing me about the existence of this bridge as well as pin pointing the exact location in China. Without guidance from him I couldn't have found this bridge in Google Earth.

Jasenovac Tri-Bridge, Croatia
The original 1973 bridge at this location, across the Sava and Una Rivers, was destroyed by Serb forces during the 1991 conflict. A new "Y" shaped bridge was built in 2005. One arm of the bridge starts from Jasenovac spanning the Sava river with Y-junction in the Uštica. The second arm takes the traffic to Uštica and the third arm which spans the Una river, crosses the international border connecting Croatia with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Image Source: Google Maps

Image Source: Google Maps

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Source of info: Serendipity brought me to this bridge and not much info is available about it on the Net. However some brief reference can be found in Wikipedia.

Louisa/Fort Gay Tri-Bridge
The Louisa Louisa/Fort Gay Tri-Bridge at the confluence of Levisa and Tug Rivers is a T-shaped bridge. Opened in 1906, it is reportedly the only bridge in the U.S.A which not only spans two rivers but also connects two states (Kentucky and West Virginia), two counties (Lawrence County, Kentucky and Wayne County, West Virginia), and two cities (Louisa, Kentucky, and Fort Gay, West Virginia).
Its third arm in the center, connects to a land mass in Louisa, KY which lies just upstream of the confluence point. This land mass is known as "The Point Section". Locals enjoy giving direction to stranger wanting to go to the Point section. In the words of my blog's reader vldecker;
...... when someone from out of town asked directions to "The Point Section" it was always fun to tell them to "go to the middle of the bridge and turn right"...... '


Image source: Google Maps

Image Source: MSN Bing Bird's Eye View

Google Street View

Source of info: Comments by reader vldecker and Lawrence County Clerk's Web page

Credits: I am grateful to reader vldecker whose comments on my post brought this to my knowledge. I had missed this more than a century old bridge in my collection and thanks to him it has now been added here.

Margaret Bridge (Margit Hid), Budapest, Hungary
Margaret Bridge (Margit híd) connects Buda and Pest across the river Danube. It was built between 1872-76 and is the second oldest bridge in Budapest and one of the most widely used bridge. The main bridge has an angle of 165 degrees, is 637.5 metres long and 25 metres wide. Near about the mid point there is a small third arm leading to the Margaret Island. This extension was added in design at the last stages of designing hence the slight angle. However the extension was built almost 20 years after the completion of the main bridge.

The bridge got damaged in 1944 and was repaired after the war. Due to extensive use it needed repairs badly so it has been closed in September 2009 for a year. I understand the pedestrians/cyclists will continue to use it while cars and heavy vehicles will  have to use the other bridges till it is back in service.
Image from Panoramio is by koszo
Image from Panoramio is by Gáspár Norbert Pál
Image from Panoramio is by baranyielek
Image from Flickr is by Jo Peattie

A good 3-D model is available in Google Sketchup.

View location in Google Earth  Google Maps

Source of info: Wikipedia

Credits: Special thanks to Syzygy, Master Cartographer, Google Earth Community, for bringing this to my knowledge. He has made many great posts in the Google Earth Community including about Hungarian National Parks.

Y-Bridge, Zanesville, Ohio
This road bridge is an historical bridge in Zanesville, Ohio and is commonly known as "Y-Bridge". It is the only tri-bridge in the USA meant for vehicular traffic. Located in Zanesville, it spans confluence of the Licking and Muskingum Rivers.

The first Bridge at this location was a wooden bridge and was built around 1814. The present bridge, 5th at the spot, was opened in 1984. It is a big land mark and was even used as an aviation landmark for many years. Amelia Earhart, famous American aviation pioneer, was quoted as saying "Zanesville is the easiest recognized city from the air because of the Y- Bridge".

Image from Panoramio is Tom Roff

Image from Flickr is by Lady-lepere

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Source of Info: Wikipedia

More info: http://www.coz.org

Kikko Bridge, Mie, Japan
Kikko Bridge is a three legged foot bridge in Aoyama-Kohgen Golf Club, Mie, Japan. It was built in 1991 and gives easy access from club house to the to golf courses around a small pond.
Link to original image source

Link to original image source

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Source of info: http://deputy-dog.com and http://tabikappa.blog55.fc2.com (in Japanese) (English Translation)

More info: Technical Details

The Tridge, Midland, Michigan
This foot bridge located on the confluence the Chippewa River and Tittabawassee River is known as "The Tridge", a local slang for tri-bridge. Constructed in 1981 it has since become an icon of the city and is the most famous landmark of the downtown area.

Image from Panoramio is by SMwortman

Image from Panoramio is by SMwortman

Image from Panoramio is by Fenton Low Altitude …

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Source of info: Wikipedia

The Tridge, Frog Island Park, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Like the famous Tridge at Midlands, this small three-way wooden foot bridge which connects Riverside Park, Frog Island Park and Depot Town is also locally known as The Tridge. It is situated under the Cross Street bridge over the Huron River.

Image from Panoramio is by jorgesuarezverdier

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Source of info: Arborwiki

Treponti, Comacchio, Italy
This is a very unusual bridge, probably only one of its kind - a 5-way bridge at the intersection of five canals. Located in the small village of Comacchio, Italy, it is known as Treponti (3 bridges) and was built in 1634. It has three accesses on front and two on back.

Image from Panoramio is Roberto Dona'

Image from Panoramio is by cesare santelia

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A good 3-D view of this unique bridge can be seen at this Link.

Source: Paolo's comments in http://deputy-dog.com

Trinity Bridge, Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
Trinity Bridge is the unique triangular bridge in Crowland, Lincolnshire. The bridge has three stairways that converge at the top. It is one of the oldest stone bridge in England. The current bridge dates to the 14th century (built between 1360 and 1390) is now grade I listed.

Originally it spanned the river Welland and its streams Nene, and Catwater which flowed through the town. The river was later rerouted and the bridge now sits high and dry in the centre of the town.

From "Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 p.0535" (Source: http://www.gutenberg.org)
"The curious bridge at Crowland near Peterborough ..... which now spans roadways, the streams which formerly flowed under it having been diverted, is one of the earliest known stone bridges in England. It is referred to in a charter of the year 943."

From 'A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848)': (Source: http://www.geograph.org.uk)
"The Town, which is accessible only by artificial roads, consists chiefly of four streets, separated by watercourses, and communicating with each other by means of an ancient triangular stone bridge of singular construction, erected in the reign of Edward II. The bridge has one principal and finely groined arch, from which diverge three pointed arches over the streams Welland, Nene, and Catwater; it is in the decorated English style, and on one side is a mutilated figure of Ethelbald, in a sitting posture, holding a globe in the right hand"
Link to original image.
Image from Flickr is by bridgink

Main source of info: Wikipedia

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Credits: Special thanks to Robert Cortright (www.bridgeink.com) for informing me about the existence of this bridge.

Hacking Ferry Bridge (Proposed), near Mitton, Lancashire, UK

This bridge was planned in 2002 was supposed to be completed by 2005-06. However for some unknown reason it has not been built as yet. The foot bridge is planned to be located on the confluence of rivers Ribble and Calder, near Mitton, Lancashire, UK.
It is proposed to use glass-fibre reinforced plastic for the bridge so as to reduce the weight of the shell and the bridge can be built off-site, then lifted into place by helicopter.

I was in two minds whether to include it here not. Artist's visualization (shown below) of the bridge looks too impressive to be left out so I am including it here. Hopefully it will be built one day.

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Source of info: Business Times online and http://gazpachot.blogspot.com



Note:
From time to time I had made few separate posts on the subject. In this post I have combined all such posts thus bringing all the Tri-bridges in one single post.

View location of all these Tri-bridges in Google Earth - Download .kmz file


6 comments:

vldecker January 06, 2012 11:16 am  

There is a tri-bridge connecting Louisa, KY and Ft. Gay, WV. It crosses the Levisa and Tug Rivers. It is "T" shaped and the land that connects in the center is part of KY and the towns refer to the area as "The Point Section". I grew up in Louisa and when someone from out of town asked directions to "The Point Section" it was always fun to tell them to "go to the middle of the bridge and turn right" There is also a traffic light at the intersection in the middle.


http://maps.google.com/?ll=38.116288,-82.599598&spn=0.002317,0.005284&hnear=Ashland,+Boyd,+Kentucky&t=f&vpsrc=6&ecpose=38.11526874,-82.59981461,625.41,9.499,14.139,-0.036&z=18

CuriousJM January 06, 2012 11:42 am  

Thank you vldecker - Great info, I will definitely include it in the collection of Tri-Bridges.

Thanks once again.

All the best

Kevin Rikys December 08, 2012 7:02 pm  

-35.623747, 173.846698
Try this one

CuriousJM December 08, 2012 7:28 pm  

Thank you Kevin. Yes it is a Tri-Bridge or a T-Bridge. I will include it soon in my collection.

David Auerbach March 18, 2013 2:59 am  

How about the Jiazhou Bay Bridge? It certainly goes three ways.

https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Qingdao,+Shandong,+China&aq=0&oq=qingdao+china&sll=42.31435,-70.970284&sspn=0.287892,0.676346&vpsrc=6&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Qingdao,+Shandong,+China&ll=36.171001,120.317974&spn=0.078572,0.169086&t=h&z=13

CuriousJM March 18, 2013 11:26 am  

Thank you David for the link to Jiaozhou Bay Bridge (or Qingdao Haiwan Bridge).

It is a "T" interchange created over water and not a classical Tri-bridge. I will however include it in my collection.

Classical T-Bridges cannot handle heavy 3-way traffic and I feel that future tri-bridges which are likely to come up in busy areas may follow the T-interchange concept.

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