Fukumasugawa Bridge

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Fukumasugawa Bridge
Jinseki-kogen, Hiroshima, Japan
(328) feet high / (100) meters high
459 foot span / 140 meter span


Image by Osaka University.

Japanese bridge engineers are fond of truss-arch bridges with inclined spandrel supports that create a continuous zigzag between the rib and the deck that look similar to a Warren truss. The Fukumasugawa is one of the highest of the type, spanning a deep 328 foot (100 mtr) gorge in Hiroshima prefecture. The span was constructed with corrosion resistant steel like the New River Gorge bridge in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The rust-like outer layer protects the bridge and eliminates the need for periodic and expensive painting.



Image by Osaka University.


Image by Osaka University.

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