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ID Code A-801
Photographer Shigeo Hayashi
Provider Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Location Peace Memorial Park vicinity
Distance from the Hypocenter (m) 320
Description (A797-A804; panoramic photographs)
From Aioi Bridge
Location: Center of Aioi Bridge
Distance from hypocenter: approx. 320m
The bridge built in 1932 took on a "T" shape two years later when it extended an arm to the "nose" of Jisenji Temple on the north tip of Nakajima-hon-machi. It was because of this unusual shape that it was chosen as the target of the atomic bombing. Immediately after the bombing, the bridge was strewn with charred humans and horses. The floating corpses were enough to smother the river. In these photos taken two months later, we sense calm in the people walking back and forth.


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