Hangang Bridge [한강대교]

The Last Empress (2018-19); The Third Charm (2018); Your House Helper (2018); Wok of Love (2018); My Mister (2018); Two Cops (2017-18); My Golden Life (2017); Last Minute Romance (2017); Live Up To Your Name, Dr. Heo (2017); Bride of the Water God 2017 (2017); The Liar and His Lover (2017); Chief Kim (2017); Drinking Solo (2016); W-Two Worlds (2016); Lovers in Paris (2004); Beautiful Days (2001)



Oh Ssu-ni (Jang Na-ra) forces Na Wang-sik (Choi Jin-hyuk) to let her know the king’s Lee Hyuk (Shin Sung-rok) whereabouts and he brings her to this bridge in episode 12 of The Last Empress/Empress’s Dignity (황후의 품격) (SBS, 2018-19) where both watch from here the king kissing his lover Min Yoo-ra (Lee Elijah) on a boat that passes under this bridge.

Lee Young-jae (E-som) crosses this bridge while on the bus listening to her Discman in episode 1 of The Third Charm / The 3rd Charm (제3의 매력) (JTBC, 2018), en route to the group blind date.

Kim Ji-woon (Ha Seok-jin) and Im Da-young (Bona of WJSN) both end up on this bridge in the evening in episode 2 of Your House Helper (당신의 하우스헬퍼) (KBS2, 2018) and this is how they first meet. She is frustrated, needs somebody to talk and uses the ‘suicide phone’ to do so until police men come and get here to make sure she is not suicidal. He just left his mother’s memorial day celebration after his father made a scandal and thinks back to a time when he came to this bridge to commit suicide and sees Da-young being taken away. Ji-woon is back here in episode 26, saying a final goodbye to his ex-love.

Park Dong-Hoon (Lee Sun-Kyun) comes to this bridge in episode 6 of My Mister/My Ajusshi (나의 아저씨) (tvN, 2018) and seems to contemplate suicide. Lee Ji-An (IU) follows Dong-hoon’s whereabouts on a tracking devise on her smartphone and comes rushing towards him when seeing that he lingers by this bridge for too long.

Both frustrated with their lives and thinking about ending it, Seo Poong (Lee Jun-ho of 2PM) and Dan Sae-woo (Jung Ryeo-won) — wearing a fencing mask and with her horse Busker in tow — come to this bridge separately in episode 4-5 of Wok of Love/Greasy Melo (기름진 멜로) (SBS, 2018) — to the same spot that Dong-Hoon in My Mister came to. They start to talk with each other and Poong offers a lucky cookie to Sae-woo while both decide to keep on living. They part ways and meet here again in episode 8 when Poong is searching for Sae-woo being afraid she will really commit suicide this time (after having understood that the girl with the horse and fencing mask was the woman he just told off). He asks her what message she has found in her cookie and he tells her he didn’t even read his (which, of course, he did and which said that she is his true love).

Cha Dong-tak (Cho Jung-seok) and arrested conman Gong Soo-chang (Kim Sun-ho) get encircled by a motorbike gang on this bridge in episode 1 of Two Cops (투깝스) (MBC, 2017-18). In episode 2, Dong-tak jumps down the bridge with unconsciousness Soo-chang on his shoulder to flee the scene. This is happens in front of café 노들직녀카페 that sits on the north end of the bridge.

Desperate Seo Tae-soo (Cheon Ho-jin), Seo Ji-an’s (Shin Hye-sun) father, walks on this bridge in episode 6 of My Golden Life (황금빛 내 인생) (KBS2, 2017).

The ambulance that transports Choi Yeon-kyung (Kim Ah-joong) to the hospital in episode 2 of Live Up To Your Name, Dr. Heo/Deserving of the Name (명불허전) (tvN, 2017), passes over this bridge.

In episode 1 of TVN’s Bride of the Water God 2017 (하백의 신부 2017) (2017), this is where Yoon Soo-ah (Shin Se-kyung) looks over the railing of a bridge holding a white chrysanthemum, which she tosses down to the water below before jumping down herself into the Han River.

In episode 9 and 10 of tvN The Liar and His Lover / Lovely Love Lie (그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해) (2017), Yoon Soo-rim (Joy) chases Kang Han-gyeol (Lee Hyun-woo) after the Mush&Co debut showcase and then Hang-gyeol confesses to her that he likes her on this bridge.

It’s underneath this bridge that Kim Sung-ryong (Namgoong Min) gets back his account books from Seo Yool (Lee Joon-ho) in episode 5 of Chief Kim/Good Manager (김과장) (KBS2, 2017); he burns them directly.

This is where Kang Chul (Lee Jong-suk) wants to commit suicide in W Two Worlds (더블유) (MBC, 2016) in episode 1 and does so in episode 6 and leaves behind a devastated Oh Yeon-joo (Han Hyo-joo). It is written “삶이 때로는” [“Life is sometimes”] where Kang Chul jumps of the bridge.

This is also where Park Ha-na (Park Ha-sun) goes to get drunk and get her frustration out in episode 8 of Drinking Solo (혼술남녀) (tvN, 2016).

Heartbroken Yu Soo-hyeok (Lee Dong-gun) races over this bridge with his motorbike in episode 6 of Lovers in Paris (파리의 연인) (SBS, 2004).

Lee Sun-Jae (Ryu Si-Won) comes here right after he learns about who his father is in episode 11 of Beautiful Days (아름다운 날들) (SBS, 2001).

Also seen in Last Minute Romance (막판 로맨스) (Naver TV Cast/JTBC, 2017).

Movie filmed here

In the final third, Yongary destroys this bridge –more precisely a model of this bridge– in Yongary: Monster from the Deep (대괴수 용가리) (1967).

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Hangang Bridge/Han River Bridge [한강대교] is the first bridge that was built to cross Hangang River. Completed in 1917, its 100th anniversary was celebrated in October 2017. If people walk over this bridge in K-Dramaland, it is usually on the southern part underneath the artificial island. The northern part has no upper metal structure.

Hangang Bridge is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Ichon-dong [이촌동] in the Yongsan District [Yongsan-gu/용산구].

Geolocation: 37.515543, 126.957742
Geolocation Wok of Love; My Mister: 37.519442, 126.959839

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photo taken by © Mich KDL, April 2018

Bride of the Water God 2017 added by Chelle
The Liar and His Lover added by We-we
Last Minute Romance added by Star
My Mister added by Sadie from GiveMeSlippers
The Third Charm added by Mich KDL



4 reviews

  1. Suggest

    This is also in Last Minute Romance. 🙂

    1. Many thanks for pointing this out! I have now added the drama to the description above. Do you still remember in which episode the bridge was shown and what happened?

  2. The Liar and His Lover

    Wasn’t this also featured in The Liar and His Lover? Soorim chased Han Gyeol after the Mushc&Co debut showcase and then Hang Gyeol confessed to her that he likes her on this bridge.

    1. Hi! You’re so right. For once something positive happens on this bridge :). I just added your description to the “main section”! Many thanks.

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