Ring Bridge, Forgotten Legacy. The Ring Bridge in the Village of Hegarmanah
The Ring Bridge, yes, this bridge is one of the landmarks of Jatinangor District, Sumedang Regency. Quoting from Wikipedia, this bridge was originally built by Staat Spoorwagen Verenidge Spoorwegbedrijf, a Dutch-owned railroad company in 1918. At that time, this bridge served as one of the railroad lines connecting the Rancaekek and Tanjungsari areas. This train is a support for smooth rubber plantations in West Java, and according to news from local residents who have long lived in that place, the Ring Bridge has only been operating since 1918 until 1942.
In 1942 the Ring Bridge was the last time to operate, because since the arrival of Japanese troops to Indonesia this bridge had never been used and taken over again by the Japanese, its poles and iron were dismantled.
Looking from the historical side, of course the existence of the Ring Bridge is very important as the historical heritage of the Indonesian people in general and Sumedang district in particular, the local government is obliged to protect and preserve these historical relics as the identity and identity of Sumedang Regency. The condition of the Ring Bridge now is not much different from what is seen in the photo that the admin posted above, the magnificent Ring Bridge looks unkempt.
Admin takes a photo of the Cincin bridge from the direction of the campus of the Faculty of Communication Science (FIKOM) Padjadjaran University, Jatinangor, Sumedang Regency. Hopefully in the future the Local Government can pay more attention to historical heritages such as the Ring Bridge in Sumedang Regency, so that future generations can still enjoy its beauty and splendor in the future. Oh yes, the Ring Bridge is not so far from other Jatinangor District landmarks, Menara Loji.
See: Loji Tower, Your History Now
Note: In my previous blog domain (www.wewengkonsumedang.com), this article was published under the heading "Ring Bridge, Forgotten Legacy" with the following url; "http://www.wewengkonsumedang.com/2012/11/jbridge-cincin.html"