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Updated: April 2, 2018
The final of 27 bridges that span the Sumidagawa River before it reaches Tokyo Bay, a walk across the Kachidoki Bridge to a chance to view Japanese technology and ingenuity up close. A double-leaf bascule bridge that raised its sides to allow ships through when freight was mainly transported by boat, the bridge opened in 1940 with the spans permanently shuttered for road traffic in 1970.
Visitors can view electric motors that helped open the bridge and other bridge paraphernalia at the nearby Kachidoki Bridge Museum. Located near the Tsukiji Fish Market, an excursion to the bridge and museum is a pleasant way to round out a morning in the area.
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