Eto Bridge


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Eto Bridge
Kitakata, Miyazaki, Japan
328 feet high / 100 meters high
902 foot span / 275 meter span

The Japanese love painting their arch bridges red. There is possibly no better example than the artful Eto bridge. One of Japan’s longest spanning steel arch spans at 902 feet (275 mtrs), the bridge is one of many high bridges in Japan’s best bridge prefecture - Miyazaki. The bold color is matched by the design which required an asymmetrical profile with one side of the truss arch terminating into the foundation 79 feet (24 mtrs) higher than the other side. I know of no other single span arch bridge in the world with a greater foundation height differential. India’s Anjikhad bridge has a similar height differential but there is a transition from steel to concrete at the point where the arch descends lower on one side.


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