The Kishiwada Bridge is a three-span middle-through arch, which means the deck is in the middle of the arch. The main span is 255 m (837 ft) long and the side spans are 95 m (312 ft) long. The bridge varies from 21.9 m (72 ft) to 27.7 m (91 ft) in width. The arch is supported by cast-in-place concrete piles. The bridge was completed in 1993 at a cost of 7.3 billion yen (about $73 million).
The arch ribs are inclined towards each other (like the handle of a basket) and they support the bridge deck with steel hanger cables. The Wangan Elevated Expressway from Osaka to Kobe has many spectacular arch and cable-stayed bridges along Osaka Bay.
Osaka Bay Bridges: Kishiwada Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.