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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge “The world’s longest suspension bridge. “

“The world’s longest suspension bridge. “ Vital Statistics: Location: Kobe and Awaji-shima, Japan Completion Date: 1998 Cost: $4.3 billion Length: 12,828 feet Type: Suspension Purpose: Roadway Materials: Steel Longest Single Span: 6,527 feet Engineer(s): Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority In 1998, Japanese engineers stretched the limits of bridge engineering with the completion of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.… Read More »

A Bridge Built to Sway When the Earth Shakes

SAN FRANCISCO — Venture deep inside the new skyway of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and it becomes clear that the bridge’s engineers have planned for the long term. Courtesy NYTimes At intervals inside the elevated roadway’s box girders — which have the closed-in feel of a submarine, if a submarine were made of concrete… Read More »