<p>Fuyicang and Beijing's Nanxincang are also known as “the world's granary”, and there have always been “there is a new warehouse in the north and a rich warehouse in the south”.</p>
The so-called "bridge west" is a general term in the west of the arch bridge. The current history and cultural district of Qiaoxi is more clear. From the beginning of the arch bridge, it spreads to the west, north to the China Fan Museum, south to Dengyun Road, and west to Xiaohe Road. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, this area was called “Beiguan Night Market” because of the convenient transportation of the canal, six lines (rice line, fish line, paper line, liquor line, firewood, foreign line), six halls (smoke hall, tea house, The theaters, restaurants, gambling halls, and shacks are all built along the river, known as "small Shanghai", attracting a variety of people.
The bridge west straight street is under the arch bridge, which has traces of modern industrial development, a large number of preserved streets, traditional courtyards, and aboriginal people who have lived for a lifetime. The most rare thing is that the old delivery houses, which are modern industrial heritages, let the “heritage” exude a new charm because of the presence of the Museum of Industry and Beauty. In 1889, in the west of Gongyu Bridge, the first mechanical textile enterprise in Hangzhou, Tongyi Gong Yarn Factory, was established, which opened the prelude of Hangzhou's modern industry. This is the predecessor of Hangyi Cotton. Many residents living in the west of the bridge have entered the factory to work from their teens and have been working until retirement.
Today's Qiaoxizhi Street has become the historical block of Xiazhizhi Street. From the arch bridge on the Canal Square, it is the bridge west straight. The historical block is L-shaped, which preserves the complete residential buildings along the river in the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China, as well as a large number of modern industrial remains. In the case of the smaller river straight street, the commercial atmosphere of the bridge west straight street is richer. The Three Canals Museum, the China Umbrella Museum, the China Fan Museum, the Chinese Knife and Sword Museum, as well as the Caishen Temple, the Zhangdaxian Temple, and the riverside bookstore, have added humanity to the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.