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Hidden Wonders | A Curious Footbridge in Yokohama

During a stroll in Tsuzuki Ward in Yokohama, a photojournalist came across a footbridge with a 93-meter-long slope that looks like a maze from above.



The "Kohoku Interchange Footbridge" in Tsuzuki Ward, Yokohama on February 19. (©Sankei by Katsuyuki Seki)

One night in Yokohama, I stumbled upon a curious footbridge that appeared to merge with the overlapping highway. When viewed from above through the camera lens, its zigzagging pathway created the illusion of a maze.

(©Sankei by Katsuyuki Seki)

The "Kohoku Interchange Footbridge" in Tsuzuki Ward, Yokohama, was completed in 2016. Alongside the stairs, it features a 93-meter-long (305 ft) slope with five bends.

(©Sankei by Katsuyuki Seki)

Designed by the municipal road department, the bridge was constructed to provide a safe pathway for pedestrians through the intricate road network. A spokesperson explained, "We needed to build a slope for wheelchair users, but it could only be achieved with this zigzag structure."

(©Sankei by Katsuyuki Seki)


(Read the article in Japanese.)

Author: Katsuyuki Seki, The Sankei Shimbun

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