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The Seventeen-Arch Bridge

(People's Daily Online)

08:20, June 15, 2012

(chinapic.people.com.cn)

Edited and translated by Xue Meng, People's Daily Online

Built in 1750 during Emperor Qianlong's reign in the Qing Dynasty, the 150-meter long bridge links the eat bank and the South Lake Island in the Summer Palace. It is the longest bridge in any Chinese imperial garden and was named for its seventeen arches. Over 500 stone lions in different poses were carved on the posts of the bridge's railings. Four strange animals were carved at both ends of the bridge; strong and powerful, they are outstanding examples of Qing Dynasty stone carving skills.

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