THE BRIDGE TO KOURI ISLAND UNDER A LATE-AFTERNOON SKY
One of my favorite bridges to cross, the drive out to Kouri Island is a favorite with both tourists and locals.
The wide sidewalk beside the two-lane deck is great for a long stroll, with the low, open railings giving an almost unobstructed view of the coral reefs on either side.
RAINBOW VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE BRIDGE : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/7794239122/
You can also walk out here and fish off the bridge all you want.
On the other side awaits great views looking back to the Main Island, and well as plenty of Ice Cream Shops and Coffee Shops, nice little Restaurants, and what I like to call "Hippie Cafe" joints.
The beach over there is also popular, and you can swim in the shade of the bridge of you care to.
Some "Tech-Specs" adapted from the Web :
KOURI BRIDGE (古宇利大橋)
This is the longest bridge on an open road in Japan, connecting Kouri Island and Yagaji Island
2,020 meter-long bridge --- 1.25 miles --- connects Kouri Island (part of Nakijin Township) and Yagaji Island (part of Nago City).
Over water portion of the Bridge is 1,960 meters long; the landfill approach ramps add another 60 meters to the length). It was opened to traffic on February 8, 2005 and is the longest toll-free open road bridge in Japan (As February, 2005).
From the observation deck on Yagaji Island, you can look across Kouri Island. There are also panel displays and video showings......"
RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/