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This is a list of all 53 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the country Japan. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of countries.
1916 Katsuyama
Japan
Bridgemeister ID:1140
References:BAAW
Main span:93m
1921 Niyodo
Japan
Bridgemeister ID:1141
References:BAAW
Main span:86m
1922 Kawamoto
Japan
Bridgemeister ID:1142
Main span:110m
1922 Momosuke
Nagiso-cho, Kiso-gun, Nagano, Japan (Kiso River)
Bridgemeister ID:1051
Structurae ID:0005690
Use:Footbridge
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 104.5m
Side spans:2 x 23.9m
Notes
  • Rebuilt 1993.
1923 Kaneyama
Japan
Bridgemeister ID:1143
References:BAAW
Main span:98m
1924 Shoki
Japan
Bridgemeister ID:1144
References:BAAW
Main span:139m
1927 Miyoshi
Tokushima, Japan (Yoshino River)
Bridgemeister ID:1145
References:BAAW
Status:Modified, 1989
Main cables:Wire
Main span:139.9m
Notes
  • Cables removed, 1989, replaced by arches.
1928 Kiyosu
Tokyo, Japan (Sumida River)
Bridgemeister ID:440
Structurae ID:0005692
References:AAJ, BAAW, PTS2, SSS
Principals:Yutaka Tanaka
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Main span:91.4m
Deck width:85f
Notes
  • Self-anchored.
1931 Yagi-yama
Sendai, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:446
Principals:Yagi Kyubei
Status:Replaced, 1965
Main cables:Wire
Main span:106.7m
Deck width:3.7m
1938 Kamui-Ohashi
Asahikawa vicinity, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:1877
Coordinates:N 43.732417 E 142.200883
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
1950 Takayama
Sapporo, Japan (Toyohira River)
Bridgemeister ID:1872
Structurae ID:0015034
Main span:47m
Deck width:1.5m
1954 Tanise
Totsukawa, Nara Province, Japan (Totsukawa River)
Bridgemeister ID:1620
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:297m
1955 Futami-Tsurihashi
Sapporo, Japan (Toyohira River)
Bridgemeister ID:1873
Structurae ID:0015037
Main span:23m
Deck width:1.5m
1962 Wakato
Kita-Kyusyu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (Dokai Bay)
Bridgemeister ID:462
Structurae ID:0008125
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • BAAW: First suspension bridge in Japan with main span exceeding 300 meters.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1969 Shin-tsue
Oita, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:470
1973 Kanmon
Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture and Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:468
Structurae ID:0005698
Coordinates:N 33.959133 E 130.9628
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAAW
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:712m
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1977 Hirado Ohashi
Nagasaki and Hirado, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:474
Structurae ID:0006638
References:BAAW
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:465.5m
1982 Shirakawa
Sapporo, Japan (Toyohira River)
Bridgemeister ID:1874
Structurae ID:0014981
Main span:50m
Deck width:1.5m
1983 Innoshima
Onomichi and Imabari, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:476
Structurae ID:0001324
References:BAAW, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:770m
Side spans:2 x 250m
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1984 Aya Teruha
Aya, Japan (Aya Minami River)
Bridgemeister ID:478
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:240m
Notes
Photo by Raffi
1984 Ohnaruto
Awajishima and Naruto, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:480
Structurae ID:0000433
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:876m
Side spans:2 x 330m
Deck width:34m
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1987 Kita Bisan-Seto
Kojima and Sakaide, Japan (Seto Inland Sea)
Bridgemeister ID:481
Structurae ID:0001332
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:990m
Side spans:2 x 274m
Deck width:35m upper deck, 30m lower deck

Notes
Photo by Bruce Holbrook
1987 Konohana
Osaka, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:541
Structurae ID:0000041
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:300m
Side spans:2 x 120m
Deck width:26.5m
Notes
  • Monocable.
1988 Minami Bisan-Seto
Kojima and Sakaide, Japan (Seto Inland Sea)
Bridgemeister ID:485
Structurae ID:0001333
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,100m
Side spans:2 x 274m
Deck width:35m upper deck, 30m lower deck

Notes
Photo by Bruce Holbrook
1988 Ohshima
Onomichi and Imabari, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:484
Structurae ID:0001322
References:BAAW, BAR
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:560m
Deck width:23.7m
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1988 Shimotsui-Seto
Kojima and Sakaide, Japan (Seto Inland Sea)
Bridgemeister ID:486
Structurae ID:0001330
Coordinates:N 34.4346 E 133.807833
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB, BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:940m

Notes
Photo by Bruce Holbrook
1994 Rainbow
Tokyo, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:491
Structurae ID:0004664
Use:Vehicular (double-deck)
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:570m
Photo by Audrey Chang
1994 Ryujin
Suifu, Ibarakai, Japan (Ryujin Gorge - Okukuji Prefectural Nature Park)
Bridgemeister ID:777
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:375m
Notes
  • This is one of the longest footbridges in the world.
Photo by Calvin Seaman Photo by Ageev Alexey
1997 Hakucho (Shiratori)
Muroran City, Hokkaido, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:495
Structurae ID:0004228
Principals:Matsuo Co., Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:720m
Side spans:2 x 330m
Deck width:14.25m
Notes
  • Matsuo site says completed 1997. Kawasaki Heavy Industries site says completed 1998.
1998 Akashi Kaikyo
Maiko, Tarumi-ward, Kobe and Matsuho, Awaji Island, Japan (Akashi Strait)
Bridgemeister ID:501
Structurae ID:0000001
Coordinates:N 34.630617 E 135.0327
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAR, BBR, BDU, CTW, PS199803, SA199712b
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,991m
Side spans:2 x 960m
Deck width:35.5m

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1999 Kurushima I
Onomichi and Imabari, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:503
Structurae ID:0001327
References:BAR
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:600m
Side spans:140m, 170m
Deck width:27m

Notes
1999 Kurushima II
Onomichi and Imabari, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:504
Structurae ID:0001328
References:BAR
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:1,020m
Side span:250m
Deck width:27m

Notes
1999 Kurushima III
Onomichi and Imabari, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:505
Structurae ID:0001329
References:BAR
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,030m
Deck width:27m

Notes
2000 Akinada
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:506
Structurae ID:0006548
References:BAR
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:750m
Side spans:170m, 255m
2000 Minami Alps Sesso
Honkawane, Haibara District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:1923
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:160m
Side spans:2 x 30m
2002 Nagisa
Aomori Prefecture, Japan (Nakamura River)
Bridgemeister ID:1991
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:110.15m
Notes
  • In a paper title "Construction of Nagisa Bridge Hybrid System of Cable Stayed PC Bridge and Steel Suspension Bridge" (by Yuzuru Sato, et. al.) the bridge is described as "The structure of this bridge is a hybrid structure of cable-stayed prestressed concrete bridge and steel suspension bridge. It is the first application as this structure type of bridge in the world. Concrete girders near pylons are supported by stay cables. Steel girders are supported by suspension cables in the central part of the span. This is new type system for prestressed concrete bridges with longer span and has many structural features compared with ordinary cable-stayed bridge and suspension bridge." and makes comparison to Arnodin suspension bridges where cable stays are the primary support for part of the deck.
  • See 1879 Saint-Ilpize - Saint-Ilpize, France.
  • See 1887 de l'Abîme - Cusy and Gruffy, Haute Savoie, France.
  • See 1898 Rouen Transporter - Rouen, France.
2006 Kokonoe "Yume"
Kokonoe, Japan (Naruko Gorge)
Bridgemeister ID:2517
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:390m
Deck width:1.5m
Notes
  • Longest suspension footbridge in Japan at time of completion.
(footbridge)
Hachioji, Japan (Mount Takao trail)
Bridgemeister ID:2499
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
Hiji Falls, Okuma vicinity, Okinawa, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:1865
Coordinates:N 26.711183 E 128.183183
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
(footbridge)
Nasu, Tochigi, Japan (Yanome Dam)
Bridgemeister ID:1395
Coordinates:N 37.073417 E 140.148333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Large footbridge.
(footbridge)
Yakusugi Cedar Land, Yakushima, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:2389
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
(suspension bridge)
Aya, Japan (Aya Minami River)
Bridgemeister ID:2360
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
Ajisai
Kawauchi, Shimokita District, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:2095
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:56m
Bridge of the Great Falls
Kohnokawa, Ohnejime Town, Kimotsuki District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:888
Hakuryu Kisaki (Queen of the White Dragon)
Ejiro, Mizukami Village, Kuma District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (Hakusui Falls)
Bridgemeister ID:887
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:120m
Notes
Hakuryuou (King of the White Dragon)
Ejiro, Mizukami Village, Kuma District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (Hakusui Falls)
Bridgemeister ID:886
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:164m
Notes
Kamo Yurarinko
Nijo Town, Itoshima District, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (Nijo Ravine)
Bridgemeister ID:885
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Monocable over A-shaped towers.
Kouran
Asuke, Higashikamo district, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:2093
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Masufuchi
Dobaru, Kokuraminami Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:884
Mikaeri
Shiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:1248
Coordinates:N 36.960817 E 139.876383
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Large footbridge near much larger Momijidani footbridge.
Momijidani
Shiobara, Japan (Houkigawa River)
Bridgemeister ID:1247
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:320m
Notes
  • Huge footbridge.
Ryujin
Murayama, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan (Mogami River)
Bridgemeister ID:2092
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Distinct from the huge same-named Ryujin footbridge located elsewhere in Japan.
Tsuta
Towadako, Kamikita District, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:2094
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:55m

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