Sunday, 1 January 2012

Bridge Akashi Kaikyo

Location: Akashi Strait, Japan
Length: 2.430 miles (3.911 kilometers)
Type of Bridge: Suspension Bridge
Why it’s special: At 1.237 miles (1.991 kilometers), the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge has the longest central span of all suspension bridges. The central span was actually only 1.990 kilometers long, but the Kobe earthquake of 1995 moved the two main towers a whole meter away from each other. However, the bridge was still under construction at the time, and luckily, only the towers had been built. The bridge is estimated to have cost around $5.5 billion to build.


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