It cost an estimated 500 billion Japanese yen (U.S. $3.6 billion) to build the bridge. Construction began in 1988 and involved more than 100 contractors. The Akashi Kaikyo suspension bridge forms one link in the Kobe-Naruto highway route, which connects the main island of Honshu and the southern island of Shikoku.
What is the largest bridge in the US?
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (French: Chaussée du lac Pontchartrain), also known as The Causeway, is a fixed link composed of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southeastern Louisiana, United States. The longer of the two bridges is 23.83 miles (38.35 km) long.
What are the advantages of cable stayed bridges?
List of the Pros of a Cable Stayed BridgeIt takes less time to build a cable stayed bridge. It is a strong bridge design. It is an affordable design to build. It can have each span connect to one another to create longer bridges. It allows each cable to support the needs of every other cable. •6 Apr 2018