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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tatara Bridge


The Tatara Bridge (Tatara Ohashi) connecting the island of Ikuchijima in the Inland Sea with Omishima, boasts a center span of 890m and the Tatara Bridge was the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world when it was completed in 1999. It took about 7 years to construct. Tatara Ohashi is now the 4th longest cable-stayed bridge in the world.

Tatara Bridge

Tatara Bridge forms part of the Nishiseto Expressway, known as the Shimanami Kaido, that connects Japan's main island of Honshu with the island of Shikoku, via several small islands that lie between the two.

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