Woljeonggyo Bridge, Gyeongju

Woljeonggyo Bridge is a bridge built in Seorabeol, the capital of the Unified Silla Period(AD 706).
Considering that related records remain in AD 1280 during the Goryeo Dynasty, it has existed for about 520 years, but it is expected to have been burned down at some point since then.

Only the stonework that supported the bottom of Woljeonggyo Bridge remained.
An actual survey was conducted by the authorities in 1975 and a number of burnt tiles and wood members were excavated from the riverbed under Woljeonggyo Bridge in 1986.
It was designated as Historic Site No. 457 in 2004 and accordingly, discussions on restoration proceeded in earnest.

Woljeonggyo Bridge
Only the stonework that supported the bottom of Woljeonggo’s bridge remained.
image from Namuwiki

Woljeonggyo Bridge restoration began in earnest in 2007 and was completed on April 6, 2018.
And it was opened from November 2018.

There are still opinions on the restoration of Woljeonggyo Bridge.
It was confirmed that there was a roof, but other parts were produced according to the architectural style of Unified Silla, but the overall appearance of Woljeonggyo Bridge can be said to be due to imagination.

Woljeonggyo Bridge

Woljeonggyo Bridge
image from Visitkorea.or.kr

Woljeonggyo Bridge has become a famous place to see the night view of Gyeongju with Cheomseongdae and Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.
If possible, it is recommended to visit at sunset or after sunset.

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