Longest Suspension Bridge SpanLength: 6,532 ft.Before this steel behemoth bridged the Akashi Strait that separates Kobe from Iwaya, severe storms in the area would routinely sink ferries. Not that the world’s longest suspension bridge has it any easier: every day, 23,000 cars pass over a structure that must withstand earthquakes (a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit in 1995), consistently strong tidal currents (9 knots), and wind gusts up to 179 mph. Completed in 1998, the record-setting central span 213 feet above the sea makes up over half its total 12,831-foot length; by comparison, the Golden Gate’s central span is only 4,200 feet. For an up-close-and-personal (and gut-dropping) view, bridge tours take visitors to the top of one of the towers.
The Akashi Strait Bridge is worth going. It costs 250 yen to enter the Akashi Bridge Observation Deck. There is a small section of the road with a glass passage, where you can see the rough waves under your feet. Although the glass corridor is short, it is really scary. The Akashi Strait Bridge is connected To the opposite Awaji Island.
This cross-sea bridge connects Kobe City and Awaji Island. It is the longest suspension bridge. Here you can enjoy the majestic bridge and the invincible sea view. The bridge experienced the great earthquake of the year but it is still intact. It is really amazing.
The longest suspension bridge in the world——Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Japan. Sedentary Japan, Yonoji Shima, Kamibo-shi, 3911-US head, 1991-US crossing the main bridge.
When it was built, the world’s largest suspension bridge also changed the travel of Shikoku Island, and the development speed of the Awaji area was suddenly improved. The majestic figure of this bridge can be seen in Akashi and Kobe. There is no red, green or green. The paint directly guards the bridge at the Seto Inland Seaport. The traffic flow is still very large.