A boy was fascinated by the sight of a train running under the Mitaka Tram Shed Kosenkyo Bridge

Mitaka Tram Shed Kosenkyo Bridge
Mitaka Tram Shed Kosenkyo Bridge
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As you exit Mitaka Station and walk along the railroad tracks toward Musashi Sakai, you will notice a battered bridge over the tracks. It is the Mitaka Tram Shed Kosenkyo Bridge. This bridge was built in 1929 to span the Chuo Line and the draw-in line of the train depot. It is no wonder that the bridge is in a state of disrepair since almost 100 years have already passed.

To the uninitiated, the bridge is just an old railroad bridge, but for railroad enthusiasts, it is a fun place to see regular and express trains running on the tracks that extend below. As I stood in the middle of the bridge, I saw many children with a keen interest in railroads crossing the bridge and admiring the trains running underneath. The bridge is also a spot associated with Osamu Dazai, who lived nearby. Osamu Dazai, who lived nearby, used to bring his disciples to the bridge, saying, "There is a nice place".

It is interesting to see how the various values of a bridge, even a mere wreck, can be brought to the surface depending on the viewpoint of the people who use it. Newer is not always better, and older is not always worse. Unfortunately, this bridge cannot resist the current of the times and is scheduled to be demolished in the near future due to its age.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12320

Shooting Date

May 2022

Posted On

July 8, 2022

Place

Mitaka, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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