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This bridge is best viewed from the top of nearby Hiroshima Orizuru Tower (bring your passport to get a discount) which gives you an idea of the aerial view of its distinct T shape which guided the B29 bomber back in 1945. From the ground...More
It might look modern and non-descript and it certainly can't be described as beautiful, but the Aioi Bridge near the Peace Dome has a deep historical significance.
Its distinctive T-shape served as a marker for the Enola Gay when it dropped the Atomic Bomb on...More
I did not know the significance of the bridge and wondered why so many people were standing about. It was only when I read the plaque which gave the story of the Americans using this as a sighting target due to its unique shape, when...More
Looks like a normal bridge, but if you walk around and cross the bridge you will notice a plaque stating that the bridge is actually a guiding target for the plane to drop the atomic bomb because its "T-shape" is easily recognized from the air....More