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Suspension bridges

Suspension bridges consist of main towers, cables, girders, and anchorages. Girders come in the truss girder type, which is adopted mainly in the U.S., and the lightweight box girder type, which was developed in the U.K. and applies aerodynamic principles. Suspension bridges are a type of bridge that is generally adopted as a very long bridge with an effective span of about 150 to 2000 meters. JFE Engineering has manufactured and constructed a large number of suspension bridges to date both in Japan and overseas, including the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which is the longest suspension bridge in the world (center span: 1991 meters).

Construction examples

Name
Akinada Bridge
Year completed
1999
Bridge type
Suspension bridge
Client
Hiroshima Prefecture
Bridge length
1,175 m
Name
Kurushima Bridge
Year completed
1998
Bridge type
Suspension bridge
Client
Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Bridge length
1,030 m
Features
・Longest tri-linked suspension bridge in the world
・Direct hoisting erection using self-positioning barge
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Name
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Year completed
1997
Bridge type
Suspension bridge
Client
Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Bridge length
3,911 m
Features
・Longest suspension bridge in the world
・780 N/mm2 grade high tensile steel with low weld crack sensitivity used
Hakucho Bridge
Name
Hakucho Bridge
Year completed
1996
Bridge type
Suspension bridge
Client
Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau
Bridge length
1,380 m
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (Second Bosphorus Bridge)
Name
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (Second Bosphorus Bridge)
Year completed
1988
Bridge type
Single-span suspension bridge
Client
Turkey
Bridge length
1,090 m
Features
Towers joined by tension bolts
Shimotsu-Seto Bridge
Name
Shimotsu-Seto Bridge
Year completed
1988
Bridge type
Suspension bridge
Client
Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Bridge length
1,400 m
Features
Double-decked suspension bridge (road traffic-railway bridge)