The Shanxi Yuncheng Yellow River big iron ox located at the Yongji ancient Puzhou west end wrong side of the door yellow sandbank on, is apart from the universal salvation temple the approximately 4 Chinese miles. Here is situated at the Yellow River middle reaches, Yellow River both banks person should better through the river bank bateau-bridge intercourse, however, because the river water is turbulent, makes the good bateau-bridge often to burst, causes people's journey to be very inconvenient. When for Yellow River two shore transportation and trade, Tang Dynasty, also has reconstructed the bateau-bridge, and smelting and casting this “the town river big iron ox”, has put in outside the ancient Puzhou city ruins west gate Yellow River on the beach to take god of the apron. according to the literature record, the iron ox is Emperor Xuanzong in Tanh dynasty Li swells based on Kaiyuannianjian (A.D. about 724) under the aim smelting and casting, labor eight, with by takes the maintenance and firm Chang An and the east of the river transport hub, the gorge strategic point - - Pu Jinqiao cable and the bridge pier. Under the cow has 36 iron pole continually abdomens, enters the ten feet -odd. The cattle radical has an iron man respectively, and has two washer mountains, with the cow, the human, the column is connected. The iron ox has the macro-axis very end, tied hard catena 8, under the chain the company reflects thousand, the horizontal rope made of twisted bamboo strips, the constitution at that time scale grand pu the ferry crossing bateau-bridge. Pu Jinqiao, is in our country Yellow River founds most early and a time delay longest bateau-bridge, is also Tang Dynasty Yellow River one of three big bridges. the unearthed iron ox was already four, assumes crouches in hiding the shape, each one big grand, the body extravagant chest circle, the modelling is fine, the head raises the angle to rectify, the item resembles anger, the ear like listens, each height 3 Mi Youyu, is ten thousand catties. The iron average per person makes the lead cattle shape, big healthy, lifelike. Morning of the Tang New Year iron ox time, many quantity, heavy volume, labor essence of the skill, in the history is extremely rare, regarding studies our country's metallurgy, the water conservation, the bridge history to have the great importance historical, the science and artistic value . Iron ox altogether eight, were already unearthed had four, each height ten feet -odd, heavy an approximately ton, they face Yellow River to arrange. Simultaneously unearthed also has the hard mountain, the iron pole, the iron man and so on, the modelling vividly lifelike, the image is moving.
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