Han River Bridge is an important traffic line between the East District of Taichung City and Taiping City of Taichung County. It was moved in the 9/21 Earthquake; after reconstruction it was renamed the Shengmu Bridge. On the morning of Feb. 16th, local people celebrated the completion of the Bridge with a Lion Dance and Chinese Drum show, as well as a Mazu parade for blessing. Mayor Hu stated that the bridge was the first one named after Mazu all over Taiwan with wishes to bring convenient traffic safety under the guard of God Mazu.
Shengmu Bridge on the Han River is 122 meters in length and 24 meters wide. It is decorated with double flying dragons and symbols of joy and happiness to correspond with the nearby Lo Cheng Temple. The Han River Bridge at 9 meters in width boasts a 200 year history, as a significant traffic channel between Taichung City and Taichung County. During the 9/21 Earthquake, it was moved and thus required reconstruction. The bridge was completed on a budget of NT 110 million dollars arranged by the Taichung City Government in order to ensure traffic safety; it took 2 years of work, ending in January. The dedication ceremony on Feb. 16th renamed it the Shengmu Bridge under the guidance of Mayor Hu, Parliament Speaker Chang, Hung Nian, local elected representatives and local senior citizens for celebration.
The reconstructed Shengmu Bridge was completed with a total budget of NT 109.39 million dollars, along with the LoYeh and Tong Men bridges crossing the Han River. It is expected to improve convenience to traffic for the 9th stage land readjustment area, to maintain prosperity in development.