The number ‘9’ being the largest single digit number, represents emperor/royalty in the Chinese culture. And of course ‘8’ in China is considered a very lucky number as it sounds like the word ‘prosperous’ . The reason for 17 arches is that from the central arch (9th arch) there are 8 arches on either side, representing eternal prosperity of the Chinese emperor.
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Interesting facts about the bridge! Nice shot!