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All photos by Calvin Seaman. Please do not reuse without permission. Calvin notes that "megane" means glasses as in eyeglasses and he has heard people call this bridge "Eyeglasses Bridge" or "Spectacles Bridge". He writes, "I think it refers to the shape of the arches. There are other cities in Japan where I have seen smaller bridges with the same name. This one is a pretty famous landmark in this part of (central) Japan. It is an old railroad bridge that was built over 100 years ago. Today the trains go by a much different route, and the remains of this bridge are simply a monument, and scenic viewpoint, for pedestrian tourists."