Akashi Kaikyo Bridge 明石海峽大橋

The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge (明石海峡大橋), also known as Pearl Bridge, is a suspension bridge in Japan that crosses the Akashi Strait; it links Maiko in Kobe and Iwaya on Awaji Island as part of the Honshu-Shikoku Highway. It is the longest suspension bridge in the world to date, both in terms of total length (3,911 m or 12,826 ft) and in terms of its center span (1991 metres or 6532 ft). ~ Wikipedia.


Thanks to tonyharrison, nonlinear1, ... and the whole world :-). Click here for the cropped version.

  • Gregory Marton 9y

  • Garron Nicholls PRO 9y

    That bridge just goes on forever and ever.... I agree with the crop suggestion - would make the image that much more focused.. great photo though!

  • blitzfaust 9y

    Funny thing about perspective, I view it as though I'm on top from the ledge looking down south to the end of the world at the bottom, and that vertical speeding train. Makes my day!
  • Faruk Ateş PRO 9y

    I also agree with the crop suggestion. It's a good picture, but with the crop it would put the bridge in a much more prominent, eye-catching position and I think that would make it a great picture. :)

    Still, a fave either way! :-)
  • Shenghung Lin PRO 9y

    @all: OK, OK. I see your point of cropping :-) I'll cut out and post another picture when I'm available, and leave this here to remind me: I could be wrong from time to time!
  • Amy Baker 9y

    great shot!
  • Susan Koshy 9y

    Awesome !! What perspective !!
  • nj dodge PRO 9y

    fabulous - I had seen a TV program about the building of this bridge and apparently there were many obstacles to overcome, largely related to how wicked the strait is....
  • Luca Picciau 9y

    Wow, awesome!
  • Hung-Wei Lin 9y

  • H2O Alchemist PRO 9y

    Incredible shot - excellent perspective
  • Shenghung Lin PRO 9y

    Appreciate all your comments and faves!
  • 1n_the_mean-timee 9y

    great vanishing point
  • Rif Razeek 9y

    gorgeous **This picture scored 4 /5 points from the flickrScorer group**
  • song zhen PRO 9y

    perfect,**This picture scored 4/5 points from the flickrScorer group*
  • Simone Merli 9y

    I'm agree with the proposed crop!

    **This picture scored 4/5 points from the flickrScorer group**
  • Juanra Gómez-Ferrer 8y

    I was looking for a nice shot of a bridge, when I suddenly found this... awesome!!
    I hope you dont mind if I use it as my wallpaper!!
  • Shenghung Lin PRO 8y

    Thanks Begginer, glad that you like it. You're welcomed to use the photo as the wallpaper.
  • Juanra Gómez-Ferrer 8y

    Hello my friend,
    I think this photo is one of the best from all my "favorites" collection. You are invited to join and add it to:


    Being a member you are encouraged to invite your friends
  • Samuel Yip 2y

    Hi Shenghung, just dropped you a flickremail regarding this amazing photo. Looking forward to your reply!
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