Suspension bridge with a length of 3900 meters! The biggest suspension bridge in the world!Akashi-Kaikyo is the top of engineering construction. It is the largest suspension bridge in the world with a length of more than 3900 meters, which crosses the Awaji Strait and which connects the city of Kobe and the city of Awaji. Its height is 283 meters, the span is 1991 meters. The opening was put into operation on April 5, 1998.
The bridge was originally built because the Awaji Strait is very stormy and storms often happen, two ferries have already sunk. Then it was decided to build this bridge. The bridge was also built on a special design, which allowed to hold the bridge during earthquakes and storms. Inside the iron beams were placed huge pendulums weighing more than 15 tons, which during earthquakes will compensate and absorb fluctuations. The bridge itself withstands gusts of wind up to 80 m / s, and earthquakes up to 8.5 points. Soon after the construction the bridge was subjected to serious tests, which brought an earthquake to the island of Kobe in 1995 with a magnitude of 7.3 points, but the bridge was able to withstand and practically not suffer.
Also, this bridge twice entered the Guinness Book of Records as the longest suspension bridge and as the highest suspension bridge since its pylons reach a height of 298 meters. The most interesting thing is that all advanced technologies are used on the bridge. For example: the bridge is made of steel, and it has a huge drawback – it rusts. Therefore, on the entire surface of the bridge there are small robots that ply and notice the rust being sealed with a special solution of paint and other substances. By the way, the bridge is completely automotive and connects to one of the three main routes.
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