Banghwa Bridge

The Banghwa Bridge crosses the Han River in South Korea and connects the Gangseo-gu in Seoul and Goyang in Gyeonggi Province. The bridge is a part of the Incheon International Airport Expressway. At over 2.5 km in length, it is the longest bridge to cross the Han River.[1][3] Though mostly a girder bridge, the middle 540m section is an arch truss, resembling the shape of an airplane taking off.[1]

Banghwa Bridge

방화대교
Banghwa daegyo
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Coordinates 37°35′17″N 126°49′35″E / 37.5881°N 126.8264°E / 37.5881; 126.8264Coordinates: 37°35′17″N 126°49′35″E / 37.5881°N 126.8264°E / 37.5881; 126.8264
CarriesIncheon International Airport Expressway
CrossesHan River
LocaleSeoul, South Korea
OwnerNew Airport Highway Company
Maintained byNew Airport Highway Company
Preceded byMagok Railway Bridge
Followed byHaengju Bridge
Characteristics
DesignGirder and Truss
Total length2,559 m (8,396 ft)
History
Constructed byPoong Lim Industrial
Construction startDecember 29, 1995
Construction endNovember 11, 2000
Statistics
TollYes
References
[1][2]
Banghwa Bridge
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationBanghwa daegyo
McCune–ReischauerPanghwa taegyo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 방화대교[ 傍花大橋 ]. Doopedia (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Banghwa Bridge". Poong Lim Industrial. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  3. ^ 방화대교[ 傍花大橋 ]. Naver / Encyclopedia of Korean Culture (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 20 January 2014.

Coordinates: 37°35′17″N 126°49′35″E / 37.58806°N 126.82639°E / 37.58806; 126.82639