Cansheng Bridge is located in the silk workshop area of Yida Silk. It crosses the tributary of the town river in the west and flows from south to north. It connects the silk workshop area in the north and the silk workshop auxiliary area in the south. The bridge is 13.6 meters long in total, 7.7 meters wide and 4.6 meters in net span. The main feature of the bridge is that there is a wooden building with a gablet roof on the bridge. Gablet roof is a roof form of ancient Chinese architecture. Other forms include hip roof, firm mountain roof and pavilion roof.
Legend has it that long ago, when there were no silk and silkworms in the world, there was a white horse general who was outnumbered in the battle and retreated to the south of the Yangtze River. As a result of hunger for days, the soldiers could no longer fight. The general had to kill the white horse to feed the soldiers so that they could regain their strength and fight again. The general strapped his horse skin to his body and wanted to bury it after the war. However, the difference in the military strength of the two parties was too large and the general was finally left alone with a mass of bruises. The general thought that instead of being captured by the enemy, he might as well take his own life, so he wrapped the horse's leather around him and killed himself.
Later, the enemy found a large package of white horse leather on the ground in Wuzhen. When they opened it, thousands of moths flew to the air. The moths laid eggs on mulberry trees in this area for reproduction. People knew that the natural insect resulted from the general and his white horse. Later, snail aunt domesticated the natural insect into silkworm, and from then on, they vomited endless silk and satin for mankind.
In order to commemorate General White Horse, people regarded him as the "Silkworm God" and built the bridge as a memorial. As the pronunciations of "god (Shen)" and "holy (Sheng)" are similar, the bridge is called Silkworm Sacred Bridge. Every year in the silkworm breeding season, the local silkworm farmers will come here to worship and pray General White Horse for a good harvest.Keyword: Cansheng Bridge