Connecting Bridge to New Kitakyushu Airport

Fukuoka, Japan
Photo © Satoshi Asakawa
Photo © Satoshi Asakawa
Photo © Satoshi Asakawa
Architects
Spinglass Architects
Location
Fukuoka, Japan
Year
2006

This 2.1 kilometer bridge spans the open sea from Kitakyushu to the artificial island where Kitakyushu Airport is situated. It was opened to the public in 2006. Matsuoka dedicated 13 years to designing the structure, including suspension span, support columns, decking and smaller details, such as handrails, lighting and approach.

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