Tongniu has the traditional cultural meaning of water control and dragon subduing
Why does Wanfu bridge choose copper ox as sculpture? Wei Minghua, a cultural scholar, believes that this has its historical origin. First of all, people in ancient times thought that cattle were powerful and could control water. On the Yellow River, stone carvings and iron pillars are made into the shape of cattle.
In addition, the cow is heavy and practical. On both sides of the Yellow River, iron oxen are placed and fixed with chains to form iron cable bridges, which are very firm and ornamental at the same time“ The cast iron ox statue can also be used as a water level indicator. When the water level rises to the position of the animal's feet, body and neck, the possibility of flooding can be judged. "
Wei Minghua also mentioned that water buffaloes are used to control water on the canal, because according to traditional habits, buffaloes havtuijian：gangmoju.07858.net www.qibiji58.com www.machine-com.com
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