Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum

梼原 木橋ミュージアム

Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum

Kumo no ue no Gallery
3799-3 Tarougawa, Yusuhara-cho, Takaoka-gun, Kochi Pref., Japan
445.79 m2

We adopted a unique cantilever bridge design for this structure, a traditional technique that has been forgotten in Japan. The structure is created by using laminated wood members with small sections, and gradually extending the bridge girder a little at a time from both ends by using many overlapping members. The only remaining structure of this type in Japan where wood planks are used instead of a steel structure is the “Sarubashi” in Yamanashi Prefecture. In order to adapt the structure to the site, a bridge pier is provided in the center to receive the vertical load, and the load on both sides was balanced, making it a bridge structure which should be called a “balancing toy bridge”. A roof that has the opposite shape of the bridge structure covers the studio and gallery that are provided on both sides at the top of the slope.

The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize (2011)

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