Hakuchō Bridge

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Hakuchō Bridge
Hakuchō Ō-hashi (白鳥大橋?)
Hakucho Ohashi.JPG
Hakuchō Bridge at Shukuzu, Muroran
Carries two lanes of roadway
Crosses Muroran bay
Locale Jin-ya, Muroran and Shukuzu, Muroran
Design Suspension bridge
Total length 720 metres (2,360 ft)
Height 140 metres (460 ft) (pylons)
Longest span 1,380 metres (4,530 ft)
Clearance below 54.45 metres (178.6 ft)
Construction begin 1985
Construction end 1998
Opened June 13, 1998
Toll free
Coordinates 42°21′10″N 140°57′00″E / 42.35278°N 140.95000°E / 42.35278; 140.95000Coordinates: 42°21′10″N 140°57′00″E / 42.35278°N 140.95000°E / 42.35278; 140.95000
Hakuchō Bridge is located in Japan
Hakuchō Bridge

The Hakuchō Bridge (白鳥大橋 Hakuchō Ō-hashi?) is a suspension bridge in Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan. Opened April 17, 1998, it has a main span of 720 meters and is signed as part of Japan National Route 37. It is the first section of Hakuchō new road.

Several windmills line the bridge which provide lighting at night to the park golf link nearby. The winds are extremely high on the bridge, so pedestrians, bikes, and motorbikes are prohibited from crossing.

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