Seoul bridge 1930s

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Digitised from a print on non-transparent medium

The area shown in the photo probably is now part of the present day KwangHa Mun Intersection. A tributary of CheongGye Cheon originates in the hills north west of KyeongBok Gung and flows south easterly to MuGyo Dong.  The Japanese city planners began incorporating this part of the river into the city's sewer syste by covering it up.  When the bridge was  built, it seems that the segement north of the intersection and south of ChaeBu Dong (i.e.NaeJa Dong and DoRyeom Dong) is all covered up.