This photograph is taken in the Maiko sea park in Kobe in spring of five years ago. Akashi Kaikyō Bridge is the world's longest suspension bridge. It is a bridge only for a road which connects Maiko and Iwaya on Awaji island. Ten years was required from the start in 1988 to the completion in 1998. Newest technology of those days was applied to structure and material of a main cable which is the lives of a suspension bridge, and foundation practice of the main tower. The traffic time which connects Shikoku/Awaji island and the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe area was sharply shortened by completion of this bridge. The service of the ferry was reduced sharply, high speed bus was established instead, and it has continued till today. This photograph was taken in the daytime of the fine day.
1. The detail for Akashi Kaikyō Bridge
Akashi Kaikyō Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the world that connects Higashi-Maiko-cho, Hyogo prefecture and Iwaya on Awaji island. That was constructed by crossing Akashi Strait. It is one of the key links of the Honshū-Shikoku Bridge Project, which created three routes across the Inland Sea. Before the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge was built, ferries carried passengers across the Akashi Strait in Japan. This dangerous waterway often experiences severe storms and traffic accidents. The ensuing shock and public outrage convinced the Japanese government to develop plans for a suspension bridge to cross the strait. The construction on the bridge began in April 1988, the construction was restricted to road only with six lanes from the original plan called for a mixed railway-road bridge. Actual construction began in May 1988, and the bridge was opened for traffic on April 5, 1998. The bridge has three spans. The central span is 1,991m, and the two other sections are each 960m. The bridge is 3,911m long overall. The total cost is estimated at 500 billion yen, and is expected to be repaid by charging drivers a toll to cross the bridge. The toll is 2,300 yen and the bridge is used by approximately 23,000 cars per day.
- From Wikipedia
2. The bridge seen from another angle in evening
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pajaran (41725) 2013-09-29 5:28
Interesantan o dobar tekst o mestu i mostu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na most i ostrvo ...
Dobar kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazana konstrukcija mosta i ostrvo u daljini.
Lepa fotografija mosta u radionici.
Sve najbolje i mirna noc.
An interesting article about the good location and the bridge with the given data ...
Nice view of the bridge and the island ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely demonstrated construction of the bridge and an island in the distance.
Beautiful photos of the bridge in the workshop.
All the best and peaceful night.
ikeharel (44023) 2013-09-30 0:39
The point from where taken this pic., gave extra depth to the bridge scenery, Mikio.
Perfect clear shot, the vessels crossing under added fine elements to the whole.
mirosu (8130) 2013-09-30 1:29
Excellent view to this long bridge, an excellent photo and also engineering work. I like the low angle viewpoint and almost diagonal composition. The deep DOF is also excellent.
I had the opportunity to see part of this bridge when it was still under construction during me visits to Kawasaki factory in Kobe in 1992 and after devastating earthquake in 1995. Thank you for refreshing my memory by posting it.
Wish you a very nice week.
abmdsudi (32505) 2013-09-30 7:57
A striking loooong perspective and depth seen from such a great viewpoint, a fascinating bridge and the minimal colours, it's clean & bright created by the strong foreground leading smoothly stretching the eyes all the way. The pano format indeed effective for this subject matter and I feel the vertical structure at the third intersection is just at the right spot to hold the focus firmly there and the power of wide lens is so evident with this enormous effect. Great effort and vision, Congrats.
FYZRMZ (953) 2013-10-01 8:59
I was in the workshop section and your additional photo took my attention. Actually, it was amazing and the composition was great at that one. this picture is also showing how big is the bridge but your "additional photo" would be my first choose. :)
jemaflor (74044) 2013-10-01 11:25
great result with an original angle and a long perspective, good epth and perfect sharpness and light, well managed.
mcmtanyel (5249) 2013-10-03 9:14
The semester is in full swing and I am starting to fall behind in my critiques. So, I will quickly say that I love the POV, the perspective provided by the bridge and a chance to see and read about this spectacular achievement of technology.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (9532)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-29 4:44