Sunday, August 19, 2012

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge


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Higashiura is a town at the northern end of Awaji Island and its manhole cover depicts the nearby Akashi kaikyo Bridge which connects Awaji to the mainland.

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It is a suspension bridge that has the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world and it opened in 1998.

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The central span is 1,991 meters, but was originally planned to be 1,990 but during construction in 1995 the area was hit by the Kobe Earthquake and the two bridge towers moved 1 meter apart.

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The bridge is 3,911 meters long in total.

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3 comments:

  1. I love the area around Akashi Kaikyo Bridge so much, especially around night time when the bridge is lit up.

    I've been to Awaji Island a while ago, too.
    I want to go again, next time using my own car. The first time I came by bus.

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  2. Great web site; see this amazing documentary :
    http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/arts_du_mythe-6867100.html

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