Friday, June 26, 2009

Osaka Bay Bridges: Rokko Bridge

Parallel to yesterday's Rokko Island Bridge is the double-deck Rokko Bridge. It's a three-span, cable-stayed bridge with steel, H-shaped towers mounted onto concrete piers. The double-deck truss superstructure is supporting by cables in a fan arrangement. The main span is 220 m long and the side spans are 90 m long. The bridge was completed in 1976 and it was the first bridge of this type in the world.

A pair of monorails runs on the top deck and they were damaged along with waterlines during the 1995 Kobe earthquake.
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