National Geographic : 1937 Apr
BUILT TO BRING LUCK, THIS DRAGON IS ON A CSIT-DOWN STRIKE" French capital erected the cement bridge over the Pei Ho, but citizens thought to ensure good fortune by adding the crested monster with big knobbed antennae. "It didn't work," sighed the local headman. Behind the boys on the scaly neck is part of Yangtsun village. WHEN FLOODS MENACE TIENTSIN, THIS DAM CHECKS THE RIVER North China, like the American Middle West, suffers many aninundation. Rivers of the Hopeh plain converge and rush seaward through Tientsin, threaten ing to silt up the port. This control station onthePeiHo has alock for boats and a spillway to divert waterinto anemergency channel.