|Locale||Busan, South Korea|
|Total length||900 metres (3,000 ft) (main span)|
7,420 metres (24,340 ft) (whole bridge)
|Width||24 metres (79 ft)|
|Longest span||500 metres (1,600 ft)|
The Gwangandaegyo 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. The bridge opened temporarily in September and October 2002 for the 2002 Asian Games. However, it was not officially opened until January, 2003.
The bridge made international headlines in February 2019 when a Russian cargo ship (which had just left from the Port of Busan and was heading to Vladivostock) crashed into the bridge. As a result, a five-metre wide hole was torn into the lower part of the bi-level bridge, but there were no injuries reported. The ship's captain was allegedly inebriated at the time of the crash, which may have contributed to the incident.
- ^ "Project Overview". Busan Metropolitan City Facilities Management Authority (BMFA) website. Retrieved 2006-01-16.
- ^ "광안대교 소개 (Gwangandaegyo Sogae) (Introduction to Gwangan Great Bridge)". Retrieved 2006-01-16.
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- Chiara Giordano (2019-02-28). "Russian cargo ship with 'drunk' captain on board crashes into motorway bridge, tearing huge hole". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
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