Akashi Kaikyō Bridge
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|Akashi Kaikyō Bridge|
Akashi Kaikyō Bridge from the air
|Carries||six lanes of roadway|
|Locale||Awaji Island and Kobe|
|Other name(s)||Pearl bridge|
|Maintained by||Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority|
|Total length||3,911 metres (12,831 ft; 2.430 mi)|
|Height||282.8 metres (928 ft) (pylons)|
|Longest span||1,991 metres (6,532 ft; 1.237 mi)|
|Clearance below||65.72 metres (215.6 ft)|
|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]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge.|
- Structurae, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge