Akashi Kaikyo Bridge 明石海峽大橋

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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 :-). Clickhere for the cropped version.

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  1. * Garron Nicholls * 105 months ago | reply

    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!


  2. blitzfaust 105 months ago | reply

    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!

  3. kurafire 105 months ago | reply

    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! :-)

  4. Shenghung Lin 105 months ago | reply

    @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!

  5. suz kosh 105 months ago | reply

    Awesome !! What perspective !!

  6. nj dodge 105 months ago | reply

    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....

  7. LucaPicciau 105 months ago | reply

    Wow, awesome!

  8. linton 105 months ago | reply


  9. H2O Alchemist 105 months ago | reply

    Incredible shot - excellent perspective

  10. Shenghung Lin 105 months ago | reply

    Appreciate all your comments and faves!

  11. 1n_the_mean-timee [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

    great vanishing point

  12. Eversmann+ [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

    gorgeous **This picture scored 4 /5 points from the flickrScorer group**

  13. slackware 105 months ago | reply

    perfect,**This picture scored 4/5 points from the flickrScorer group*

  14. Simone Merli 105 months ago | reply

    I'm agree with the proposed crop!

    **This picture scored 4/5 points from the flickrScorer group**

  15. juagofer 100 months ago | reply

    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!!

  16. Shenghung Lin 100 months ago | reply

    Thanks Begginer, glad that you like it. You're welcomed to use the photo as the wallpaper.

  17. juagofer 88 months ago | reply

    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

  18. samuelyip1 19 months ago | reply

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

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