The Longteng Broken Bridge [龍騰斷橋]
The Longteng Bridge is located between Sanyi Township’s Shengsing Train Station Station [勝興車站] and Yutengping Station [魚藤坪車站] on the Old Mountain Line Railway [舊山線]. This beautiful red-brick bridge was built in 1905 during the period of Japanese colonial rule. On the morning of April 21, 1935, the massive 7.1 magnitude Hsinchu-Taichung Earthquake destroyed the Longteng Bridge.
All that is left standing has become a tourist stop on the Sanyi Circuit – A quick tour of wood carving shops, Shengsing Train Station, and a stop at any of the area’s several Hakka restaurants. This circuit isn’t very enjoyable on weekends or holidays. I took my folks and my brother here when they visited. Including the farmers selling produce out of their trucks there were only about a dozen other people at the time we went.