Takasu, Gifu, Japan
443 feet high / 135 meters high
456, 443 foot span / 139, 135 meter span
Washimi Bridge is an elegant curving viaduct with what at the time of its completion in 1999 was Japan's tallest beam bridge pier at 118 meters. In 2019 the route was turned into a divided 4-lane expressway and the newer Southbound viaduct was constructed with a pier even taller at 125 meters becoming Japan's tallest pier ever.
The newer Washimi Bridge has a maximum span of 139 meters while the older Washimi Bridge has a maximum span of 135 meters.
The newer Washimi Bridge beam was built with steel corrugated walls instead of the all concrete box beam of the original 1999 Washimi Bridge. The new bridge has a span configuration of 105.5 +139 +105.5 +77.5 meters.
Image by V.E.learn.
Washimi Bridge satellite image.
Washimi Bridge location map.