|Maintained by||Hanshin Expressway Company, Limited|
|Design||double-deck cantilever truss bridge|
|Total length||983 metres (3,225 ft)|
|Width||22.5 metres (74 ft) (deck)|
|Longest span||1 × 510 metres (1,670 ft)
2 × 235 metres (771 ft)
|Clearance below||51 metres (167 ft)|
|Construction cost||US$117 million|
The Minato Bridge is a double-deck cantilever truss bridge in Osaka, Japan; upper deck is for Hanshin Expressway Route 16 Osakako Line, and lower deck is Route 5 Bayshore Line. It opened in 1974. It is the third-longest cantilever truss span in the world, behind the Quebec Bridge and the Forth Bridge.
Designs including arch and suspension elements were eliminated from consideration due to poor subsoil conditions of alternating layers of clay and gravel. Instead, the designers selected a cantilever structure using high-strength steel, to reduce mass.
- Minato Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved on 2009-04-01.
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2008). Bridges 2009 (calendar). Reston, Virginia: ASCE. pp. April featured bridge. ISBN 978-0-7844-1001-1.
- "Construction Facts - The Sourcebook of Statistics, Records and Resources" (PDF), Engineering News Record (McGraw Hill), 251, Number 20a, November 2003, retrieved 9 August 2014
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