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Monday, 13 October 2014

Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge

Japan's longest toll-free bridge linking the island of Tsunoshima in Yamaguchi Prefecture with Honshu it was built in 2000. Since then a longer bridge has been built in Okinawa. The Tsunoshima Bridge, built at a cost of 14.9 billion yen, which works out at about 150,000 USD per inhabitant, spans 1.78 kilometers, 90 meters longer than the Kuruma bridge ,in Okinawa, the longest toll-free road bridge in Japan until now. Tsunoshima, with a population of 996, is a small, 4.1-square-km island off the coast of Hohoku, a fishing town in western Yamaguchi.

Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
As Tsunoshima is located within the Chomon Kaigan national park, the government has adopted a low-hanging structure for the bridge in order to make it less obstructive to the surrounding scenery, officials said. [First Image credit inazakira]

Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
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Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
Image credit inazakira

Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
Image credit inazakira

Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
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Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
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Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
Image credit Takumi Suidu

Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
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Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
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Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
Image credit Takumi Suidu

Tsunoshima Bridge | Japan's longest toll-free Bridge
Image credit naka2hi104

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