Seto-Ohashi Brisge (Japan) - connecting Honsiu and Sikoku island
Location show on map
Japan Sea, Japan
Date of build
April 10, 1988 - opening date
The Seto Ohashi bridge has two levels for rail and road traffic. The top level is run by the big highway No. 30 with 11 stops, and the lower one is crossed by trains, including express trains.
Seto Ohaszi includes: three hanging bridges, two linear, one lattice and five viaducts. Both linear bridges are the longest bridges of this type in the world, they have a length of 792 meters each.
The southern Bisan bridge, the longest of hanging, has a main span of 1100 m and is ranked 5th in the world in this respect. Its two main steel towers (194 m high) are taller than the Great Pyramid and are 2/3 higher than Eiffel Tower . The lines used to build it could be three times to wrap around the globe.
At high tide the bridge rises 65 m above the water surface.
During the construction of the bridge, up to 5,000 people were employed, of which 17 people were killed. The special construction of the bridge makes it resistant to earthquakes, even at magnitude 8.5 on the Richter scale, afflicting this area.
A ride on the Seto Ohashi bridge is paid, on a 12-kilometer road between Karashiki on Honshu and Sakaide on Shikoku, the bridge connects five small islands.
The Seto Ohashi bridge was until 1998 the longest hanging bridge in the world, until it was distanced by another Japanese bridge Akashi Kaikyo.
Official website: http://www.jb-honshi.co.jp/english/index.html