In 2015, Ka Yeol-chan (Park Hae-jin) — after having handed in his resignation letter and hearing about Eom Han-gil’s (Kim Ki-cheon) death — walks aimlessly through Seoul and arrives at this bridge in episode 2 (full episode 1) of Kkondae Intern/Old School Intern (꼰대인턴) (MBC, 2020). When having ‘bad thoughts’, he gets a text message from his mother and tells himself: “I’ll survive and show this world that I am still useful.”
The bus that Yoon Ji-soo (Lee Bo-young) takes back home in episode 2 of When My Love Blooms/The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간) (tvN, 2020) crosses this bridge.
The bus that Jang Ha-ri (Jang Na-ra) takes at the very beginning of episode 1 of Oh My Baby (오 마이 베이비) (tvN, 2020), while listening to a radio show, drives over this bridge.
Lee Shi-Joon (Shin Ha-Kyun) recalls in episode 7 (full episode 4) of Soul Mechanic/Fix You/Soul Repairer (영혼수선공) (KBS2, 2020) how he got a call from (his now patient) Park Ru-oh/Luo (Park Sang-hoon) on his radio channel saying that he is on this bridge and somebody is calling him. Shi-joon immediately leaves his studio and frantically drives to this bridge and is just in time to save the young boy.
After reading out a listener’s story on his podcast, in which they said that they hear voices telling them to jump in front of a car on this bridge, Lee Shi-joon (Shin Ha-kyun) rushes over in time to help, in episode 7 (full episode 4) of Soul Mechanic/Fix You/Soul Repairer (영혼수선공) (KBS2, 2020).
Ji Hyung-joo (Lee Joon-hyuk) drives over this bridge at the beginning of episode 1 of 365: Repeat the Year/365: One Year Against Destiny (365: 운명을 거스르는 1년) (MBC, 2020).
After winning the ‘White Scandal’ law suit in episode 1 of Hyena (하이에나/Haiena) (SBS, 2020) Ka Ki-hyeok (Jun Suk-ho) drives Yoon Hee-jae (Ju Ji-hoon) over this bridge back to their law firm while listening to Drunken Tiger’s “Double Up” to celebrate their win.
Yeon Gang-woo (Lee Ki-chan) drives Han So-yeon (Ko Sung-hee) back home after work, and they across this bridge in episode 2 of My Holo Love/I Holo You (나 홀로 그대) (Netflix, 2020). AI hologram ‘Holo’ (Yoon Hyun-min) sits behind So-yeon, trying to give her dating advice, but she’s determined to do things her way.
Park Hyun-Soo (Heo Jeong-Min) drives Lee Kang-woo (Ahn Jae-hyeon) over this bridge after having picked him up from his class reunion in episode 3 (full episode 2) of Love With Flaws (하자있는 인간들) (MBC, 2019-20).
Park Sung-joon (Lee Sang-yoon) and Na Jung-sun (Jang Na-ra) drives across this bridge in her car, steeped in silence, in episode 6 (full episode 3) of VIP/V.I.P. (브이아이피/Beuiaipi) (SBS, 2019). In episode 9 (full episode 5), this bridge is again seen in the distance as Jung-sun drives alone.
Kim Hyeong-ja (Song Ok-suk) gives an interview on the 30th anniversary of Seoul’s subway police while being escorted in her car over this bridge in episode 1 of Catch the Ghost (유령을 잡아라) (tvN, 2019).
Hwang Sun-oh (Song Kang) drives over this bridge on his way to meet Kim Jo-jo (Kim So-hyun) at the library in episode 6 of Love Alarm (좋아하면 울리는) (Netflix, 2019).
The ambulance transporting a badly injured Ha Rib (Jung Kyoung-ho) crosses this bridge in episode 2 of When The Devil Calls Your Name (악마가 너의 이름을 부를 때) (tvN, 2019). In episode 3, Kim Yi-kyung (Lee Seol) drives Ha Rib across this bridge.
As seen in episode 66 of Mother of Mine/My Prettiest Daughter in the World (세상에서 제일 예쁜 내 딸) (KBS2, 2019).
Goo Chan-sung (Yeo Jin-goo) drives Jang Man-wol (IU/Lee Ji-eun) in her car across this bridge in episode 2 of Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) (tvN, 2019).
Park Moo-jin (Ji Jin-hee) drives on this bridge with his wife and son when he suddenly bumps into a car because traffic has stopped totally in episode 1 of Designated Survivor: 60 Days (60일, 지정생존자) (tvN, 2019). They get out of the car and witness the explosion in The National Assembly from this bridge.
Yoon Min-seok (Kim Min-kyu) and Min Ye-rin (Go Won-hee) in his car in episode 16 (full episode 8) of Perfume/Peopyoom (퍼퓸) (KBS2, 2019).
Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook) and Sung Deok-mi (Park Min-young) cross this bridge in episode 5 of Her Private Life (그녀의 사생활) (tvN, 2019) when coming back from their visit to author Not Seek who owns photos they wish to include in their celebrity collection exhibition.
Kang Joon-hyuk (Sung Hoon) teaches Lee Yeon-seo (Kim Ga-eun) to drive at the foot of this bridge in episode 8 of I Picked up a Star on the Road/I Picked Up a Celebrity from the Street (나는 길에서 연예인을 주웠다) (Oksusu, 2018). Later, they eat ramyeon and he explains to her why he insists on quality food.
Prosecutor Kang Sung-mo (Kim Kwon) drives along this bridge while talking to Lee An (Jin-young of GOT7) in episode 2 of He is Psychometric/That Psychometric Guy (사이코메트리 그녀석) (tvN, 2019).
The frustrated Cha family heads back home over this bridge after a birthday party with their in-laws that was not one in episode 5 of Fates & Furies/Fates and Furies (운명과 분노) (SBS, 2018-19).
Lee Baek-man (Jang Hyun-sung) drives over this bridge towards his guest house with Han Yoo-kyung (Han Seung-yeon, formerly of Kara) on the passenger seat whom he gives a lift from Incheon International Airport to Bukchon Hanok Village in episode 1 of Twelve Nights (열두밤) (Channel A, 2018) on the first day of her short 4-days stay in Seoul in 2010.
On Joon-young (Seo Kang-joon) and Lee Young-jae (E-som) drive across this bridge in episode 4 of The Third Charm / The 3rd Charm (제3의 매력) (JTBC, 2018) after he picked her up from the restaurant she met her high school friends at. While on the road, they both receive phone calls from Detective Jung and Joo-ran (Lee Yoon-ji) respectively, who had gone out on a disastrous blind date together.
Gong Ma-sung (Choi Jin-hyuk) is driven over this bridge by his secretary and chauffeur Yang Woo-jin (Jang In-sub) in episode 10 of Devilish Joy (마성의 기쁨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018).
Seo Do-jae (Lee Min-ki) crosses this bridge in his car, when his secretary tells him he knows the whereabouts of Han Se-gye (Seo Hyun-jin) in episode 1 of The Beauty Inside / Byooti Insaideu (뷰티 인사이드) (JTBC, 2018). This makes Do-jae do a U-turn, crossing this bridge in the other direction.
Lee Young-joon’s (Park Seo-joon) brother Lee Sung-yeon (Lee Tae-hwan) calls his parents just after returning to South Korea, while driving over this bridge in episode 3 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018).
Robot Nam Shin III (Seo Kang-joon) rides over this bridge on his motorbike in episode 8 of Are You Human?/Are You Human Too (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018) to get to human Nam Shin, and prevent him from being discovered.
We are introduced to new prosecutor Eun Sol (Jung Yu-mi) as she drives across this bridge in episode 1 of Partners for Justice / Investigation Couple (검법남녀) (MBC, 2018).
CEO Lee Yoo-Chan (Suho of EXO) crosses this bridge on his motorbike on his way to work in episode 1 of Rich Man (리치맨) (MBN/Dramax, 2018).
This bridge appears in a sequence in episode 2 of Suits (슈츠) (KBS2, 2018) and in episode 3, Go Yeon-woo (Park Hyung-sik) crosses this bridge on his bike on his way to his office.
Wang Dae-ryook (Lee Jang-woo) and Kim Do-ran (Kim Yoo-Jin/Uee of former After School) drive over this bridge when going bulgogi-tasting for work in episode 28 of My Only Love/My Only One (하나뿐인 내편) (KBS2, 2017-18).
Jung Jae-chan (Lee Jong-suk) takes a bus to his workplace in episode 7 of While You Were Sleeping (2017) (당신이 잠든 사이에) (SBS, 2017). While the bus is crossing this bridge, he falls asleep. Nam Hong-joo (Bae Suzy) saw this scene in her dream, and also that he’d miss his bus stop, so she also took this bus to wake him up at the right moment.
Lee Hyun-soo (Seo Hyun-jin) crosses this bridge in the convertible of her best friend Ji Hong-ah (Jo Bo-ah) to let off steam in episode 3 of Temperature of Love (사랑의 온도) (SBS, 2017). In episode 5, Park Jung-woo (Kim Jae-wook) drives over this bridge while he calls Hyun-soo.
Lee Gwang-jae (Cha Tae-hyun) drives over this bridge with his father Lee Soon-tae (Lee Deok-hwa) and the two starlets from his entertainment company in episode 7 of KBS2’s The Best Hit (최고의 한방) (2017).
Habaek (Nam Joo-hyuk) and his servant Nam Soo-ri (Park Kyu-sun) cross this bridge in a taxi in episode 2 of Bride of the Water God 2017 (하백의 신부 2017) (tvN, 2017) in direction of Yoon So-ah’s (Shin Se-kyung) house. Habaek is fascinated by driving cars and commands the taxi driver that he wants to take over the steering wheel; which gets them thrown out of the taxi once over the bridge.
In episode 12 of Suspicious Partner (수상한 파트너) (SBS, 2017), Ji Eun-hyuk (Choi Tae-joon) and Eun Bong-hee (Nam Ji-hyun) pass this bridge when Eun-hyuk drives Bong-hee back home (what actually Noh Ji-wook (Ji Chang-wook) had intended to do.
While crossing this bridge with his wife Choi Soo-yeon (Park Se-young) and secretary in episode 2 of Whisper (귓속말) (SBS, 2017), Lee Dong-joon (Lee Sang-yoon) gets an introduction to Taebaeck Law Firm; his father-in-law’s company that he will integrate.
A hungry Sim Chung (Gianna Jun) looks for fish here in episode 7 of Legend of the Blue Sea (푸른 바다의 전설) (SBS, 2016-17). While doing so, she meets fellow mermaid Yoo Jung-hoon (Cho Jung-seok).
Park Ri-hwan (Lee Dong-wook) and Kim Haeng-ah (Jung Ryeo-won) drive over this bridge in episode 4 of Bubblegum/Bubble Gum (풍선껌) (tvN, 2015). In episode 5, Ri-hwan dries over this bridge again. In episode 6, Oh Se-young (Kim Jung-nan) and Ye Joon-soo (An Woo-yeon) cross this bridge on his scooter.
Bang Myeong-soo (Byun Yo-han) and Kim Soo-jin (Song Ji-hyo) cross this bridge in his car on the way to their first (picnic) date in episode 9 of Ex-Girlfriends’ Club/Ex-Girlfriend Club (구여친클럽) (tvN, 2015).
Seo Jung-hoo (Ji Chang-wook) changes into his work outfit, while Kang Dae-young (Taemi) drives him over this bridge in episode 7 of Healer (힐러) (KBS2, 2014-15).
Lee Young-kook (Park Sang-won) stops here in episode 14 of Rosy Lovers (장미빛 연인들) (MBC, 2014-15) on his bike tour in the Yeouido Hangang Park.
Oh Joon-young (Ha Seok-jin) drives over this bridge in episode 17 of Shark (상어) (KBS2, 2013).
When being driven over this bridge in his van in episode 1 of The Greatest Love/Best Love (최고의 사랑) (MBC, 2011), Dok Ko-jin (Cha Seung-won) is happy to hear from his manager that his film Figther had better ratings than the drama he watches on his van’s screen with main actor Kim Jun-sung (in reality Kim Nam-gil in Queen Seon-deok); a drama that is said to be the end of Kim’s career (in reality, it was a huge boost to it).
To explain Lee Ma-ri’s (Choi Ji-woo) popularity, Jun Byung-joon (Jung Woon-taek) shares gossips with his friends in episode 1 of Star’s Lover/Celebrity Sweetheart/Celebrity Lover (스타의 연인) (SBS, 2009) about how one of her ex-boyfriends attempted suicide in jumping of this bridge.
Ko Eun-chan (Yoon Eun-hye) and Choi Han-gyeol (Gong Yoo) cross this bridge in his convertible in episode 2 of Coffee Prince/The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (커피프린스 1호점) (MBC, 2007).
Kim Bo-ro (Sung Yoo-ri) and Han Deuk-gu (Hyun Bin) cross this bridge in a bus when he accompanies her back home in episode 5 of The Snow Queen (눈의 여왕) (KBS2, 2006-07). “Pretty,” he says looking at her and she thinks he means her but he retorts that it is, of course, the night view he is commenting on.
Lee Jung-Hyun (Ko Soo) goes to the top of this bridge and keeps up his inner dialogue with Oh Soo-ah (Lee Da-hae) in episode 17 of Green Rose (그린로즈) (SBS, 2005).
In episode 8 of She Is Nineteen/My Sister-in-Law is 19/My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law (형수님은 열아홉) (SBS, 2004), Kang Min-jae (Kim Jae-won) comes here and finally plucks up his courage to call his long-time crush in the States and learns that she considers him her best friend — but nothing more.
Choi Yoon (Jung Kyoung-Ho) drives over this bridge to meet up with Cha Moo-Hyuk (So Ji-Sub) for a swim in episode 4 of I’m Sorry, I Love You (미안하다 사랑한다) (KBS2, 2004) and they both driver over it again back from swimming; this time Moo-Hyun on the drivers seat.
This bridge lies on Lee Min-Chul (Lee Byung-Hun) way to work from home in Beautiful Days (아름다운 날들) (SBS, 2001). He crosses it alone by car in episode 3 and together with Kim Yun-Soo (Choi Ji-Woo) in his car to work at the beginning of episode 5. In episode 7, Yun-soo crosses again this bridge, this time on the backseat of Lee Sun-Jae’s (Ryu Si-Won) motorbike.
Movie filmed here
— The Host (괴물/Gwoemul) (2006)
Seogang Bridge [서강대교] is characterized by a red metal structure on its northern part. It is usually also where filming of drama scenes takes place. This part of the bridge is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Hajung [Hajung-dong/하중동] in the Mapo District [Mapo-gu/마포구]. Also, in contrast to other bridges, most drama scenes feature its characters driving/riding across this bridge.
Geolocation of the red metal structure: 37.541440, 126.927934
Geolocation of Legend of the Blue Sea scene: 37.533732, 126.923299
Gwangheungchang Station [광흥창역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 5 or 6
— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Mich KDL, September 2019
— Investigation Couple,The Third Charm, He Is Psychometric, Mother of Mine, Hotel del Luna, When The Devil Calls Your Name, VIP, My Holo Love, Soul Mechanic added by Mich KDL