DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE AKASHI KAIKYO BRIDGE

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is a 3-span, 2-hinged stiffening truss suspension bridge being 3910 m long with a center span of 1990 m. This will be about 500 m longer than that of the Humber bridge in England, making it the longest bridge in the world, and as it had to be constructed to withstand severe conditions, i.e., rapid tidal current, deep water, strong winds and earthquakes, careful attention had to be paid to the design and construction method. This paper outlines the design and construction of the Akashi Kaikyo Highway Bridge. For the covering abstract see IRRD 863490.

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    Japan Society of Civil Engineers

    1-chome, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan  160-0004
  • Authors:
    • MATSUMOTO, H
    • Yasuda, M
  • Publication Date: 1990

Language

  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 45-60
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM