Ikitsuki Bridge

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]

Ikitsuki Bridge
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Coordinates33°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
LocaleIkitsuki, Nagasaki
Official nameIkutsuki Bridge
Characteristics
DesignContinuous truss bridge
MaterialSteel
Width6.5 metres
Height18 metres
Longest span400 metres (1,312.336 ft)
History
Construction start1983
Construction end1991
Location

HistoryEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Civil Engineering in Japan, Volumes 29-31. Japan Society of Civil Engineers. 1990. p. 183.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). www.aisc.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2002. Retrieved 22 May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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