Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Japan's Bridges: Hiyori Bridge in Miyagi Prefecture (3)

June 2011 (38.415 Degrees, 141.312 Degrees) Hiyori Bridge
Back to Ishinomaki and the Hiyori Bridge. Looking up at the top of a tower with various connections to the superstructure. Four fixed (pinned) bearings support the box girder vertically, two restrainers support it longitudinally, but what supports it transversely? Perhaps the two center bearings are some kind of wind dampers?

There's a lot of stairs and platforms for the maintenance and painting crews that look like they were designed for safety. I like the amorphous stains on the Corten steel soffit.
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Japan's Bridges: Hiyori Bridge in Miyagi Prefecture (3) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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