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The Aioi-bashi Bridge was rebuilt in 1932, and in 1934 its central section was extended to the northern point of Nakajima (now the northern point of Peace Memorial Park) resulting in its unique T-shape that was rare in Japan. Immediately south there was the two original wooden Aioi-bashi Bridges that spanned east to west and, in the short period of time until they were taken down, the Aioi-bashi Bridge in fact looked like the letter H; it was quite the sight.
The atomic bomb was targeted at the Aioi-bashi Bridge, which is located in the center of downtown Hiroshima. The tremendous blast deformed the girders, blew the handrail on the northern side into the river and raised part of the sidewalk.
Reconstruction started soon after the bombing, and streetcars resumed service across the bridge on September 7.
The Aioi-bashi Bridge, which is integral to the smooth flow of traffic in the heart of the city, was rebuilt in 1983. A pillar bearing the marks of the bombing is preserved at the foot of the bridge at the northern point of Peace Memorial Park.
- Moto-machi Naka-ku Hiroshima City