Usui 3rd Bridge (Megane-bashi)
Usui 3rd Bridge (Megane-bashi)
Usui 3rd Bridge (Megane-bashi)
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Usui 3rd Bridge (Megane-bashi)

碓氷第三橋梁(めがね橋)

Last updated: December 21, 2020

Hike a disused railway bridge from a bygone era

Usui 3rd Bridge is the largest arched brick bridge in Japan and part of a beautiful 6-kilometer trail called Apt Road. The trail follows a disused rail line that passes over six bridges and ten tunnels, and is surrounded by national park. The bridge is nicknamed “Megane bashi,” meaning “spectacles bridge,” because of its four arches.

It was built in 1892 in collaboration with British engineer Charles Assheton Whately Pownall during the Meiji era (1868–1912) when Japan was rapidly modernizing. It served as a railway passage between Yokokawa in Gunma and Karuizawa in Nagano. Services stopped in 1963, and the bridge was repurposed as part of a nature trail in 2001.


Basic Information

Address

Sakamoto, Matsuida-machi, Annaka ( Map)

Access

About 1 hour 30 minutes on foot along the on the Abt promenade from Yokokawa Station

About 15 minutes by bus from Yokokawa Station

About 15 minutes by car from Matsuida-Myogi IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway

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