Akashi Kaikyō Bridge
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|Akashi Kaikyō Bridge|
|Akashi Kaikyō Ō-hashi (明石海峡大橋)|
|Akashi Kaikyō Bridge from the air|
|Other name(s)||Pearl bridge|
|Carries||6 lanes of roadway|
|Locale||Awaji Island and Kobe|
|Maintained by||Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority|
|Total length||3,911 meters (12,831 ft)|
|Height||282.8 metres (928 ft) (pylons)|
|Longest span||1,991 meters (6,532 ft)|
|Clearance below||65.72 metres|
|Beginning date of construction||1988|
|Opened||April 5, 1998|
History[change | change source]
Construction begin in May 1988. The bridge was opened on April 5, 1998.
The cost of building the bridge is estimated at 500 billion yen.
References[change | change source]
- Cooper, James D. "World's Longest Suspension Bridge Opens in Japan," Public Roads (US), July/August 1998, Vol. 62, No. 1; retrieved 2012-3-24.
Other websites[change | change source]
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