Tanohata Bridge

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Tanohata Bridge
Shimohei-Gun, Iwate, Japan
377 feet high / 115 meters high
607 foot span / 185 meter span

The Tanohata bridge crosses a deep canyon in Japan’s Iwate prefecture. Like so many Japanese arch bridges from the 1980s, Tanohata has 2 steel box beam ribs. Measuring 607 feet (185 mtrs) between hinges, the ribs support deck spans of 37.7 feet (11.5 mtrs) along with a steel ‘keystone’ 36 feet (11 mtrs) long.


Image by Japanese Society of Civil Engineers.

Image by www.ja-iwate.or.jp.

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