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Observaion Deck in Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Japan

Maiko Marine Promnade is a walkway built beneath the roadway (47m or 154 ft above sea level) of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

You can enjoy the mega structure of the bridge here.

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (aka Pearl Bridge) is the longest suspension bridge in the world. "Kaikyo" means "strait".

This bridge links Kobe and Awaji Island.

Span: 3911m (12831 ft)

Center Span: 1991m (6532 ft)
Height of the Main Towers: 297m (974 ft)
Opened in April 1998

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Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
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Uploaded: 11/06/2011
Updated: 25/04/2014
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