Satoshi Kashima

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Satoshi Kashima (鹿島 聡 Kashima Satoshi?), is a Japanese civil engineer. He was lead designer/engineer of the longest suspension bridge in the world, the 3,911-meter Akashi Kaikyō Bridge (also known as the Pearl Bridge) located in Japan which was completed in 1998.[1][2] He is executive director of the Japan Bridge Engineering Center.[3]

He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Texas's College of Engineering.[4]


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  2. ^ "Akashi Kaikyo Bridge". Structurae. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Organization of JBEC". Japan Bridge Engineering Center. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Cockrell School of Engineering names its 2008 Distinguished Graduates". Cockrell School of Engineering. 3 December 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2010.