Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle (Bridge)

This week’s photo challenge is Circle.

The circular form is a common architectural expression in the bridge design of China.DSC_0027

Many of the masonry bridges have circular openings. Structurally, they rely on the arching action in the masonry.DSC_0028

The first two photos were taken in FengHuang city ( or the Phoenix City ) of China.This bridge has three circular openings. The second picture shows a single opening in more detail.

The photo of the last bridge was taken in West Lake, HangZhou of China.DSCF6494A

It is a graceful looking arch bridge, again with three spans.

When viewed with the reflection, complete circles are formed.