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Cruise #006

The concept of building a bridge across the Akashi Straits became urgent after a disaster in 1955.

A ferry carrying over one hundred children sank after colliding with another ferry, in the busy shipping lane.

One hundred and sixty eight children and adults died in the disaster. Political pressure for a bridge increased and in 1988 construction began.

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Taken on May 4, 2010