Busan Yeongdo Bridge, commonly associated with the memories of refugees during the Korean War, marked its 80th anniversary of operation yesterday. This is the first anniversary the bridge has celebrated since the restoration of its function as a drawbridge.
The Yeongdo bridge was opened as the first drawbridge in the country on November 23rd, 1934, during the Japanese occupation period. The bridge stopped functioning as a drawbridge in 1966, and was restored in November of last year after 47 years.
The bridge has become a famous tourist attraction in Busan after being reopened, with an average of 1,000 tourists visiting on weekdays, and over 3000 on weekends.
Source: Busan eFM News
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