In fact, Chengdu now has two nine-eye bridges: the nine-eye bridge and the new nine-eye bridge. The nine-eye bridge we often say now (the perfect location for the night view of the bridge) is actually a new nine-eye bridge at the position of the ancient Jiuyan Bridge. In 1992, the ancient Jiuyan Bridge was demolished due to flooding considerations. (The ancient Jiuyan Bridge was built in the 21st year of Ming Wanli. It is the largest stone arch bridge on the Jinjiang River. There are nine bridge holes under the bridge, hence the name “Jiuyan Bridge” – strangely, its pronunciation is among many Chengdu populations. “Jiuyuan Bridge”), and the newly built bridge did not have 9 bridge holes. In July 1999, the Chengdu Jiuyan Bridge Reconstruction Program was issued. In the place adjacent to Wangjiang Park, a “copy version” of the ancient Jiuyan Bridge was built. The new nine-eye bridge, the bridge and the ancient nine eyes were named. Like the bridge, there are 9 bridge holes.
Does Jiuyan Bridge really have 9 bridge holes?