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十七孔桥 Seventeen-arch Bridge
北京Beijing 颐和园Yiheyuan-yiheyuan_1 >>bjingBK002


Seventeen-arch Bridge

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This great stone bridge was built in the fourteenth year of 乾隆Qianlong's reign(1750). It measures 150 meters in length and its height is determined by 17 arches rising incrementally from both ends;where the nineth is the highest,symbolizing the emperor. Lined on both sides of the bridge's stone balustrades are 544 stone lions,each are different.