Dulupi Bridge is located in Polohungo Village, Dulupi District, Boalemo Regency, Gorontalo Province. There is a Dutch colonial heritage bridge in this village. The Dulupi Bridge was built when the Dutch colonized Gorontalo. This bridge has a length of 21.80 m, a width of 3 m and a height of 3.5 m.

21a. Culture-Dulupi Bridge

Figure 1. Dulupi Bridge (Photo: Jongfajar Kelana).

21b. Culture-Dulupi Bridge aisle

Figure 2. Dulupi Bridge aisle (Photo: Jongfajar Kelana).

The bridge is made of black wooden beams measuring between 1.5 till 7 m long, 25 till 50 cm wide and 5 cm till 10 cm thick. The base of the bridge is composed of wooden beams that across from north to south. At the top, there are 3 pairs of wooden beams totaling 56 beams across the bridge from east to west.

These wooden beams are connected by iron nails with a diameter of 1 cm till 3.7 cm. On the side of the bridge, the protective walls of the bridge are constructed of wooden beams measuring 2 m long and 50 cm wide. At the top, the bridge is given a tin roof with a gable roof model supported by wooden beams.


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