Mapo Bridge [마포대교]

Investigation Couple 2 (2019); Devilish Joy (2018); Are You Human? (2018); Uncontrollably Fond (2016); Personal Taste (2010)

Sexual harrassment victim Kang Ah-reum makes an SOS phone call on this bridge in ep 4 (full epsiode 2) of Partners for Justice 2/Investigation Couple 2 (검법남녀 2) (MBC, 2019), near a quote that says ‘가장 빛나는 순간은 아직 오지 않았다’ (Your brightest moment has yet to arrive), which is also seen by prosecutor Eun Sol (Jung Yoo-mi) on a post-it note in her room.

In episode 11 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018), Gong Ma-sung (Choi Jin-hyuk) asks Kim Beom-soo to meet up here to ask him if they have met three years ago in Hainan after he vaguely remembers having seen him there; which Beom-soo denies. In episode 13, both of them meet up here again and now Ma-sung is convinced that he has seen Beom-soo.

Seo Jong-gil (Yu Oh-seong) meets with his lackey underneath this bridge to get information in episode 17 of Are You Human?/Are You Human Too (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018) and they decide that Kang So-bong (Gong Seung-yeon) — who’s supposed to be Jong-gil’s informant — is definitely hiding something from them.

This is where Shin Joon-young (Kim Woo-bin) meets Yoon Jung-eun (Lim Ju-eun) to tell her to stay away from him in episode 17 of Uncontrollably Fond (함부로 애틋하게) (KBS2, 2016).

Han Chang-ryeol (Kim Ji-suk) asks Jeon Jin-ho (Lee Min-ho) to meet up here underneath the bridge in episode 10 of Personal Taste /Personal Preference (개인의 취향) (MBC, 2010). It is here that he asks Jin-ho to move out of Park Kae-in’s (Son Ye-jin’s) house.


— PSY (2013) ‘Gentleman’

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Mapo Bridge [마포대교] is one of the 27 bridges that cross the Han River in Seoul. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeouido [Yeouido-dong/여의동] in the Yeongdeungpo District [Yeongdeungpo-gu/영등포구]. A unique feature of this bridge are positive quotes that were put in place in 2013 as part of a ‘Bridge of Life‘ campaign, in an attempt to lower suicide rates. (Note: If you are in distress and require a listening ear, please find a hotline on this international resource list. — Mich KDL)

The scenes filmed under the bridge take place near Yeouido Hangang Park [한강 공원 여의도 지구].

84-5 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 여의도동 84-5
Geolocation: 37.5301186, 126.9325393

Getting here
Yeouinaru Station [여의나루역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 2

— submitted by Marion KDL
Investigation Couple 2 added by Mich KDL

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