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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

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The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge also popularly known as the Pearl Bridge, has the longest central span of any suspension bridge. The central span is staggering 1,991 metres (6,532 ft) making it a truly marvelous civil engineer wonder. Located in Japan, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge was completed in 1998 with the purpose of linking the city of Kobe on the mainland of Honsho to Iwaya on Awaji Island by crossing the busy Akashi Strait.

Construction Details
Central span – 1,991 metres (6,532 ft)
Steel – 181,000 tonnes ( It is said that total stell cable used in this bridge could encircle the entire world 7 times.)
Workers – 2 Million
Time- 10 years
Concrete – 1.4 million cubic metres

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The bridge is constructed by using two main cables which strech between two towers. The road is supported by other cables which are eventually tied up with main cables. Two large anchor blocks on either end support this gigantic structure.

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

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  • Arvind jawake December 14, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Excellent information!!! Amazing fact thanks to the site

  • MAHESH CHAVAN March 31, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Really it is a great achievement made by civil rockers

  • Vishwakarma Deepak. June 3, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Mindblowing structure. Really its an rocking one,actually i m civil engineering student . This one is best exmple.,for future generation’s engineers. The best achievement.

  • Sharma RL September 6, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is marvelous
    Please provide Construction Methods & Techniques
    Thanks
    Sharma RL

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