Geologic Mapping in Foundation Design – Field Investigations

Tokamak Complex ground support structure:

Geologic Mapping Generally, geologic mapping starts from the preliminary studies phase with gathering of existing maps and data to detailed site-specific construction mapping.┬áTypes of maps progress from areal mapping to site mapping to construction (foundation specific) mapping. Areal mapping. An areal map should consist of sufficient area to include the project sites as well as … Read more

Types of Portland cement and Uses

Types of Portland cement and Uses Portland cement was named for the Isle of Portland, a peninsula in the English Channel where it was first produced in the 1800’s. Since that time, a number of developments and improvements have been made in the production process and cement properties. The production process for portland cement first … Read more

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

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“The world’s longest suspension bridge. “

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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. Currently the longest spanning suspension bridge in the world, the Akashi Kaiko Bridge stretches 12,828 feet across the Akashi Strait to link the city of Kobe with Awaji-shima Island. It would take four Brooklyn Bridges to span the same distance! The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge isn’t just long — it’s also extremely tall. Its two towers, at 928 feet, soar higher than any other bridge towers in the world.

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