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Introduction to Long-span Bridge Engineering Center


Honshu-Shikoku Bridges consist of 17 long-span bridges in the three routes. Long-span bridge engineering, which have been successively developed and improved, is an important property of Japan.

Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority (HSBA) had established the Long-span Bridge Engineering Center to preserve and improve the long-span bridge engineering effectively and responsibly.

Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited (HSBE) , which was newly established from HSBA, took over this organization.

Role and business of Long-span Bridge Engineering Center

  1. Engineering Developments
    - Solve challenging and/or long-term technical issues for long-span bridges in cooperation with the maintenance section.
  2. Information Center
    - Collect and transmit information about domestic/overseas long-span bridge projects and their technology.
  3. Technical Support
    - Support road administrators concerned with a long-span bridge project by uilizing accumulated technology through construction/maintenance of the Honshu-Shikoku Bridges.
    - Provide total support for long-span bridge projects, from planning stage to maintenance stage.
    - Dispatch experienced construction managers to administrator's offices for support of a long-span bridge project.
    - Offer technical advice on planning, design, construction and maintenance of a long-span bridge.

Organization of Long-span Bridge Engineering Center

  1. Engineering Management and Earthquake Engineering Division
    - Administration of engineering development for highway
    - Information service on highway technology
    - Consulting service on seismic design and geotechnical survey.
    - Contact point on consulting services
  2. Corrosion and Wind Engineering Division
    - Consulting service on aerodynamic design and corrosion protection.
  3. Inspection and Structural Engineering Division
    - Consulting service on bridge structure, inspection and evaluation.

Access and Request

Long-span Bridge Engineering Center
Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited

UrbanAce Sannnomiya Bldg. 4-1-22 Onoedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 651-0088, Japan
TEL: +81-78-291-1071, FAX: +81-78-291-1359

Long-span Bridge Technology of HSBE for the Future

Technical support for domestic projects

In long-span bridge projects, which are planned in various places in order to aim in well-ballanced development of our country for the 21st century, it is thought that huge bridges exceeding the scale of the Houshu-Shikoku Bridges may be required. These huge bridges have to be constructed more rationally, in short-term, and economically. For this reason, it has a great hope for the further technical development of HSBE, and HSBE cooperates for various projects according to the request from the central government or municipalities.



Domestic projects by HSBE's technological assistance

Technical support for overseas projects

Since HSBE had a lot of technical accumulation and project management know-how which were obtained by the construction of the Honshu-Shikoku Bridges, there are many requests for technical cooperation not only from domestic but from many overseas organizations. HSBE, which inherits the know-how and the engineers, also continues to support various organizations about long-span bridge technology.



Overseas projects by HSBE's technological assistance

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