Year: 1998. Lenght: 3,911 meters.
The bridge with the romantic name is located in Japan and connects two big cities - Kobe and Awaji. The project of the pearl bridge was one of the most complicated for realization in recent decades. The workers had to build the bridge with incredibly complicated climatic conditions. The Akasi Seaweed, over which the bridge extends, is known among the seafarers by the harsh climate. Here there is storm and strong wind every week. With a view to the fact that about 1,500 ships daily drive through this important waterway, the construction process seems to be such a magnificent bridge unfulfillable.
Notwithstanding this, the complicated project was realized among the architects and the construction workers to the shortest deadlines - for 10 years. Already in 1998 the pearl bridge was opened. Especially for this architectural project the special type of concrete was developed with which one could work under the water. The full length of the magnificent bridge is 3,911 meters. At the opening, the Pearl Bridge was the longest and highest suspension bridge in the world.
The weight of the bridge is about 160,000 tons. To ensure maximum safety, the incredibly solid steel jam was used. The unique bridge with the romantic name can withstand the wind with speed of up to 80 m / s, as well as the earthquake with magnitude of up to 8.5 degrees. Despite all the above-mentioned peculiarities, the bridge looks very light and fine. The realization of the project cost about 5 billion US dollars. At the moment the trip over the bridge is subject to a fee and costs about 20 dollars. Next - Tower Bridge
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