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.

 

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Taken on August 25, 2006