Introduction of the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Project

Tatara Bridge

Bridge Type:
Composite box girder cable stayed bridge with three continuous spans
Ground Breaking Ceremony:
August 25, 1990
Commenced on-Site Construction:
November 30, 1992
Opened to Traffic:
May 1, 1999

Tatara Bridge, with the center span of 890 m long, is the second longest span cable stayed bridge in the world.
Suspension bridge was planned at the first stage; however, the bridge type was reviewed considering the preservation of surrounding nature and economical condition of the work, against the background of the technical progress of cable stayed bridges.
The height of the tower is 226 m above the seawater level, and this is the highest point in the route.
Tatara Bridge formed a sister bridge alliance with Normandy Bridge in France which is the third longest cable stayed bridge in the world.

Side View

(Unit : meter)