Ikitsuki Bridge

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Ikitsuki Bridge
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Coordinates 33°21′11″N 129°26′17″E / 33.3531°N 129.4380°E / 33.3531; 129.4380Coordinates: 33°21′11″N 129°26′17″E / 33.3531°N 129.4380°E / 33.3531; 129.4380
Locale Ikitsuki, Nagasaki
Official name ikutsuki bridge .
Characteristics
Design Continuous truss bridge
Material Steel
Width 6.5 metres
Longest span 400 metres (1,312.336 ft)
History
Construction start 1991

The Ikitsuki Bridge is a continuous truss bridge that connects Ikitsuki to Hirado Island. Completed in 1991, it has a main span of 400 meters (1,300 feet).[1] It is the longest continuous truss bridge in the world. [2]

History[edit]

The bridge allows automobile access from Ikitsuki to Hirado and the rest of Japan. Previously, the only option to travel off Ikitsuki was by ferry to various ports in Kyūshū.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Civil Engineering in Japan, Volumes 29-31. Japan Society of Civil Engineers. 1990. p. 183.
  2. ^ http://www.aisc.org/Content/ContentGroups/Documents/NSBA5/20_NSBA_LongestSpans.PDF[permanent dead link]