Japan’s architects have constructed many beautiful bridges such as the Eitai Bridge 永代橋 and the Tokyo Rainbow Bridge レインボーブリッジ. For Today’s Japan Photo, we will be visiting the Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge (明石海峡大橋), which is also known as the Pearl Bridge. It is the world’s longest suspension bridge that links the city of Kobe on the mainland of Honshū to Iwaya on Awaji Island by crossing the busy Akashi Strait.
This beautiful shot of the bridge being illuminated in the night was captured by whc7294.
Did you know that there are a total of 1737 illumination lights on the bridge!?!
There are 1084 for the main cables, 116 for the main towers, 405 for the girders and 132 for the anchorages. On the main cables three high light discharged tubes are mounted in the colors red, green and blue. The RGB model and computer technology make for a variety of combinations. Currently, 28 patterns are used for occasions as national or regional holidays, memorial days or festivities.