Flooding in Foochow (Fuzhou) happened often enough. On night of 29th June 1900, the first arch of ‘The Short Bridge’ on Nantai was washed away – an event recorded in this photograph (Os-s091). Old Foochow was famous for its many hundreds of old bridges of various types, including the ‘Bridge of Ten Thousand Ages’, superbly photographed by G. Warren Swire (Sw13-135).
For damage to ‘The Long Bridge’ in 1900, see Os-s090 (with similar captioning, in the same hand as Os-s091). For the 1893 floods, see Os03-096. In fact, bridges were much favoured by photographers, and a word search for ‘bridge’ is productive.