Eïtai and Kiyosu Bridges over the Sumida: Japanese Bridge Design in the 1920s

Authors

  • Daijiro Kitagawa

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/45.A.I28C9099

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

After the earthquake of 1923 which devastated Tokyo, Japanese engineers worked on reconstruction to generate a new Modern landscape in the capital, taking into account various arguments ranging from science to culture. The construction process of the Eïtai and Kiyosu bridges over the Sumida River are indicative of this development. This paper will describe this process to better understand Japanese bridge design in 1920s in terms of technology and aesthetics.

How to Cite

Kitagawa, D. (2011). Eïtai and Kiyosu Bridges over the Sumida: Japanese Bridge Design in the 1920s. Docomomo Journal, (45), 56–61. https://doi.org/10.52200/45.A.I28C9099

Published

2011-12-01

Author Biography

Daijiro Kitagawa

Project Manager at ICCROM (Rome), graduated in civil engineering from the University of Tokyo and received a D.E.A. and a Ph.D. in Aménagement et Urbanisme from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France). He was in charge of the protection of industrial heritage at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan.