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Kawachi Reservoir is the first-class civil construction
heritage that triggered the registration of World Cultural
Heritage of Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution. The Kawachi Reservoir was constructed for the industrial
water supply to Yawata Steel Works.
The dam was constructed at the Okura River and upper
stream of the dam was expanded and making the 7milion
cubic metre reservoir.
In the construction of the dam, the unprecedented design in
the world has been applied in order to harmonize with nature
and to save the construction cost. The stones come out from the mountain when the river was
expanded have been utilized for construction of the dam.
All stones are cut into sizes and shapes by the stone
technicians according to the place of use. The large size
stone were used at the main construction of the dam and
the small size stones were used for other places as per
size and shape. Construction was started in 1919 and
was completed in 1927 by 900 thousand total number of
Specification of the dam
・height : 43.1 metre ・Width : 189 metre
・Water storage capacity : 7,000,000 cubic metre
・Owner : Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Minami Kawachi-bashi bridge
The only remaining lenticular truss bridge in Japan
( lens type truss bridge), located at the south side of Kawachi Reservoir and it was designed by Hisanori Numata. This shape and color really harmonize with nature and
become a symbol of the Iron town Yahata.