Architectura Sinica

Jin Shrines, Flying Bridge  飛梁


  • Flying Bridge (English)
  • 飛梁 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 飞梁 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Fēiliáng (Pinyin)
  • Fei-liang (Wade-Giles)
  • Spirit Bridge (English)
  • 神橋 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 神桥 (Simplified Chinese)

Building Information

Unknown when name first attributed to this bridge, name comes from the Shuijingzhu description of the site. According to Lin Huiyin and Liang Sicheng, the present structure is consistent with the construction techniques of the Song dynasty, and should date to the same period as the Sage Mother Hall and Offering Hall. Liu Yongde states that restoration of the bridge and pool underneath it in 1953 revealed the cavity for the spring directly underneath the Sage Mother Hall. The structure was such to suggest that they were built at the same time. (Liu Yongde, Jinci fengguang, 34.) More details on this bridge and "flying bridges" more generally can be found in Miller, 2007, 143-144.1

Date 1000
Dynasty Northern Song 960 - 1127 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 143-144.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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