Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nagasaki Megami Bridge

Nagasaki Megami Bridge, the newest bridge in Nagasaki is the longest cable-stayed bridge on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu.

The Nagasaki Megami Bridge is a remarkable feat of engineering and the citizens of Nagasaki are all proud of the finished product and really makes people proud to call themselves Nagasakian's.  The bridge measures 880 meters in length and 170 meters in height but it looks so much bigger than these statistics and is really an awe inspiring landmark on the Nagasaki Horizon.  Nagasaki Megami Bridge is heavily exposed to the elements and therefore takes a battering from the constant sunshine, rain, wing and of course everyone favorite natural disaster, the typhoon.  Therefore it is quite a common site to see dozens of workers at a time working and cleaning and maintaining the incredible beauty of the Nagasaki Megami Bridge.

Located on the south side of Nagasaki City, the Megami Bridge, affectionately known as Venus’ Wing and provides relief to the chronic traffic congestion in the city by linking its southern and western parts o the city with one magnificently built bridge.  Also, the bridge was built to revitalize industry and culture in the whole region by strengthening the link between the city and the port facilities.  Illuminated in the evenings, the bridge has become a landmark of Nagasaki Port and a new symbol of Nagasaki City tourism.

I drive on this bridge regularly and I can tell you it is a wonderful feeling to pass over.  You can feel every metres of height and on a clear day you can see all the way down the harbour and of course well out into the open seas.  Well worth a drive on a wonderful scenic day.

Check out Nagasaki's Megami Bridge on a map:

Click on the following photos below to enlarge:

Nagasaki Megami Bridge A pleasure to drive on
Nagasaki Megami Bridge
Cable Suspensions
Nagasaki Megami Bridge
Solid Construction

Nagasaki Megami Bridge Well signposted

Nagasaki Megami Bridge A pleasure to drive on at night or in the day!

Nagasaki Megami Bridge Megami Bridge Nagasaki in all its glory

Nagasaki Megami Bridge The bridge at Dusk

1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful bridge! We travelled under the bridge on June 20, 2014. I hope one day to be back to drive over the bridge. I was looking for the name of the bridge and found you! Thanks so much for the information.

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