Where there is water there are bridges. There are countless brodges around West Lake and its vicinity. The Broken Bridge, the Long Bridge and Xiling Bridge are the three most famous of them. It's one of three lover bridges as well as three unusual things around the West Lake, that is the Broken Bridge which is not broken, the Long Bridge which is not long and the Solitary Hill which is not solitary.
The Broken Bridge is located at the junction between the North Inner Lake and the Outer Lake. One end joins Beishan Road and the other end is connected to Bai Causeway. It is said that the Broken Bridge was built as early as Tang Dynasty. In the Song Dynasty, it was called Blessing Bridge and Duanjia Bridge in the Yuan Dynasty. Of all the bridges on West Lake, big and small, ancient or modern, this is the most famous bridge.
But why is it call the Broken Bridge?There are various answers to this question. One is that Gu Shan Road stops here, causing a break in the route, hence the name. The second is that Duan Brodge, which is yhe short form of Duanjia Bridge, is a homonym in Chinese for Broken Bridge. The third is that a pavilion was built in the ancient stone bridge. When it snowed in winter, the snow on the sunny side would melt first while the shaded side was still covered with snow and ice. Viewed from Geling, the bridge appeared to break off from the causeway and was so named" Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge". A popular legend says that the White Snake and Xu Xian met on the bridge. The "Broken" here is interpreted as " heartbroken", which indeed adda romance to the Broken Bridge. There is an assertion that the Southern Song Dynasty was decadent enough to satisified with its incomplete sovereignty and some semtimental artists drew up the name of the bridge to insinuate the incompleteness of the territory. The last verision seems more believable.
The Broken Bridge is located at the intersection of hills, city, lake and causeway. It is really the best place to enjoy the spectacular sight of West Lake in winter. After a heavy snow, the distant hills are covered with white snow and all the trees are like pear trees in full blossoms. The Water like crystal clear and Broken Bridge looks brand-new. No wonder there is an old saying which goes like this, " West Lake on rainy day looks more delightful than it does on sunny days, it is not as charming as the lake in the moonlight. However, the snow -covered lake is the lake at its best".
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