L5R - Great Stone Bridge
Great Stone Bridge
The Otomo sisters have been sent with a pet project to erect a massive stone bridge across the Three Sides River, augmenting the ferry service in order to improve trade. When completed, the bridge will consist of 20 massive stone pilings in the river bridged by high stone arches. At the time of the campaign start, the first 3 stone arches (on the eastern side) are complete, while the remainder of the bridge is spanned only by small working wooden scaffolding. On the western side, two stone arches are complete. The arches will be high and wide enough to permit most river-going vessels in the empire.
The bridge makes use of unfamiliar construction techniques and is employing a large number of peasant workers and quarried stone.
In the middle of the bridge is a medium-sized rocky island on which is situated the ruins of an ancient castle.