Akashi Kaikyō Bridge facts for kids
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Akashi Kaikyō Bridge from the air, December 2005
|Carries||Six lanes of the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway and four emergency lanes|
|Locale||Awaji Island and Kobe|
|Other name(s)||Pearl Bridge|
|Maintained by||Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited
(JB Honshi Kōsoku)
|Total length||3,911 metres (12,831 ft; 2.430 mi)|
|Height||282.8 metres (928 ft) (pylons)|
|Longest span||1,991 metres (6,532 ft; 1.237 mi)|
|Clearance below||65.72 metres (215.6 ft)|
|Opened||April 5, 1998|
The Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge (明石海峡大橋 Akashi Kaikyō Ō-hashi), also known as the Pearl Bridge, is the world's longest suspension bridge.
Construction begin in May 1988. The bridge was opened on April 5, 1998.
The cost of building the bridge is estimated at 500 billion yen.
- Structurae, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
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