Gwangan Bridge

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Gwangan Bridge
Gwangan Bridge at night.JPG
Official name Gwangan Bridge
Carries motorway/freeway[1]
Locale Busan, South Korea
Design suspension bridge
Total length 900 metres (3,000 ft) (main bridge)[1]
7,420 metres (24,340 ft) (whole bridge)
Width 24 metres (79 ft)[1]
Longest span 500 metres (1,600 ft)[1]
Construction begin 1994
Construction end 2002[1]
Opened 2003
Coordinates 35°8′46.8″N 129°7′43.1″E / 35.146333°N 129.128639°E / 35.146333; 129.128639 (Kwang Ahn Great Suspension Bridge)Coordinates: 35°8′46.8″N 129°7′43.1″E / 35.146333°N 129.128639°E / 35.146333; 129.128639 (Kwang Ahn Great Suspension Bridge)
Gwangan Bridge is located in South Korea
Gwangan Bridge
Gwangan Bridge
Hangul 광안대교
Hanja 廣安大橋
Revised Romanization Gwang-an Daegyo
McCune–Reischauer Kwangan Taegyo

The Gwangan Bridge or Diamond Bridge is a suspension bridge located in Busan, South Korea. It connects Haeundae-gu to Suyeong-gu. The road surface is about 6,500 meters long, with the bridge as a whole spanning 7,420 meters. It is the second longest bridge in the country after the Incheon Bridge.

Construction began in 1994 and concluded in December 2002, with a total cost of 789.9 billion won.[1] The bridge opened temporarily in September and October 2002 for the 2002 Asian Games. However, it was not officially opened until January, 2003.[2]

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  1. ^ "Project Overview". Busan Metropolitan City Facilities Management Authority (BMFA) website. Retrieved 2006-01-16. 
  2. ^ "광안대교 소개 (Gwangandaegyo Sogae) (Introduction to Gwangan Great Bridge)". Retrieved 2006-01-16. 

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